Next Installment in Peace of Mind Series

gratefulThe Taylor Study Method has now published the next installment in my ongoing series about peace of mind. Although this article is directed towards psychologists seeking to become licensed, the principles apply to anyone. In this article I explain that gratitude isn’t about telling yourself you’re happy when you’re really not. It also isn’t about blind optimism. On the contrary, research shows  that artificial optimism actually makes people feel worse, especially people who are already prone to low self-esteem. Rather, gratitude is about learning to see life in a new way. It’s about learning to reframe challenges as opportunities and to see setbacks as occasions for growth. It’s about learning to find something to be thankful for in the midst of the most trying difficulties. It’s about choosing to focus on what is really good in your life. Anyway, here’s a link to my article:

Gratitude and Your EPPP Prep (Peace of Mind Part 2)