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					Better, Faster, Easier: How to be a Whole-Life Optimist

Laura Doss

By Kimberly Holland

From Health magazine

Do it better

“Optimism, like gratitude, is really about shining the flashlight of your attention on what‟s good instead of what‟s


—M.J. Ryan, life coach and author of AdaptAbility

Be a dating optimist.

“It takes time to find The One, but don‟t turn it into a chore. Dragging yourself on dates makes it all negative

from the start. Go only if you feel like your best self—the strong, sexy version—and dating will be way more fun.”

—Amy Spencer, author of Meeting Your Half-Orange: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find

Your Perfect Match

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Be a body optimist.

“Loving your body actually starts with your head. Appreciate yourself more by devoting time to doing what you

love. And focus on the positive things you‟re doing: „I‟m walking an hour three days a week.‟ „I drink plenty of

water.‟ It‟ll motivate you to lead a healthy lifestyle.”

—Emme, plus-size supermodel, body-image advocate, and founder

Be a money optimist.

“Stop obsessively watching the news. Constant reminders of how bad it is out there will only make you feel
worse. Just focus on your own situation, and save now for retirement. Then you can stress less because you

know you‟ve got your future covered.”

—Marcia Brixey, author of The Money Therapist: A Woman’s Guide to Creating a Healthy Financial Life

Next page: Do it better: Love Mondays

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Last Updated: March 2, 2010

Filed Under: Home and Family

Also Tagged: better, easier, faster, fun, happiness, health magazine march 2010, life, optimism

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