Optimism Part VI- ACT
It is called:
How To Act Upon vs. Reacting To
Acting upon involves consciously choosing to do what will prompt a more positive response.
ACT to Limit the Harmful Effects of Others’ Negativity
A Affirm yourself. Halt negative self-talk
C Create measures to maintain your optimism.
T Take a “time out”. If necessary, find a reason to remove yourself from the negative interaction, even if only briefly for a “breather”.
One way to practice this is using the following exercise: Write one statement of negative self-talk you have expressed, then write a replacement statement of positive, affirming self-talk.
OR you might try writing down one thing you will do to develop and maintain a positive point of view.
Hopefully, some of these tips may help you increase or maintain your optismism.