Celebrity Advice for the Optimist


When one is relaxed and able to access the right hemispheres of the brain to do some creative problem-solving, one will find that exercises that take you off your usual neuropathways can often provide profound results.  Here is a venture that is particularly fun and productive with another person (with synergy, 1 + 1=3+) contributing.

1. Clearly define the problem

2. Choose five celebrities you admire and look up to because of their life experiences and philosophies and/or skills.  Have each of the famous persons give you a piece of advice from their perspective.

3. Now imagine taking the advice-- what do you imagine the outcomes would be?  Go as far as to imagine what the steps might be that would allow you to actually apply your favourite "celebrity advice" to your problem.  Notice how laughter aids in the creative process.


4. Whenever you feel discouraged, depressed, or stressed out, think of different perspectives to bringing yourself back to the attitude of optimism that you desire.
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With gratitude, I base this blog on the book "Learn to be an Optimist: A Practical Guide to Achieving Happiness" by Lucy MacDonald, a Quebec-based motivational speaker with an academic background in psychology and counseling.

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