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Rethink Negative Experiences to Develop a More Optimistic Outlook

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Basically, reevaluate events from a place of optimism.

Waking up on the wrong side of the bed can ruin your day. But it might help to think back on how you woke up from a different perspective. A little change in mindset can have a big impact on your outlook, and that includes your mindset toward memories.

Some therapists refer to it as "retrospective judgment." It's about reframing your negative memories. At Barking Up The Wrong Tree, writer Eric Barker explains that this is a tactic psychotherapists use to help unhappy patients see things from a more positive perspective. As Barker puts it, it "literally gives them a story they can live with."

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