Optimism is something you can choose.
Some of us are blessed with fabulous brain chemistry and will naturally choose the more optimistic path. Others of us are not endowed that way, and we're left to train ourselves to avoid getting stuck in the muck of negative thoughts. Optimism is something that we can teach ourselves. Coping mechanisms help us endure difficult circumstances that we all face every year. This week, Dr. Jankovich offers suggestions on how to get ourselves onto the positive path through taking ideas on how to cope from our spouse and friends, rewarding ourselves for positive thinking, and understanding that we can't all be happy all the time. For more ideas, listen in to this week's edition of Relationships with Dr. Rebecca Jankovich. Dr. Rebecca Jankovich airs Thursday mornings on 88.7 FM, KUNR, and can be reached at 775-322-1839.