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Optimism What is it? & How does it help me be successful in school?
What do you think optimism is? Please write down your definition of optimism.
Optimism The dictionary has several definitions for optimism… Optimizing everything that is for the best a disposition or tendency to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome. the belief that good ultimately predominates over evil in the world.
Who do you know…? Think of a student that you know that is successful in school. Write down the reasons that you think they are successful.
Optimism Did you know that optimism can predict whether a student will succeed? Why/how do you think that is true?
Did you ever…? Did you ever have a bad day? Did it just get worse? Or Were you able to turn it around?
In order to be optimistic what can I do? I am going to teach you a few things you can do to be optimistic!
“I Feel Good”-An Activity Do you have any friends that are miserable?
Stand the way a miserable person might stand.
How do you feel?
Rub your hands together. Now reach your hands toward the ceiling Smile and try to feel bad while you’re smiling! Now rub your hands together, reach toward the ceiling, and say “I feel GOOD!”
Would you like to be able to be happy by just trying to be happy? Now lets make a switch. Hold your arms straight out and make a fist. Quickly draw your arm back toward your body and say “YES!” Lets do it again…
Arms straight up and say “I FEEL GOOD!!” Fist straight out draw it back quickly and say “YES”
Another strategy to help us be Optimistic! Listen to my story called “Treasure Hunters and Trash Collectors”
Becoming a treasure hunter… Becoming a treasure hunter… Think of five thing you feel good about and write them down. Then I will tell you my five If you want to share you may but you don’t have to…
Illustrate Now draw a picture of your five things you feels good about
Go and give five people a high-five and read what your five things are to them and they can read their five to you!
Adding it all up! Everyday keep a list of the things you feel good about Keep adding to your list. You can add one each day.
When you feel down in the dumps Everyone has a time when they feel unhappy. When you feel sad go to your list and look at it Think about all the goods things that you have on your list Remember you are can turn your mood around from sad to happy in an instant
Ask yourself this question… Are you a trash collector or a treasure hunter? Decide for your self and turn yourself into a treasure hunter always gathering up the good things in life!