Tidal Wave of Pessimism

By David Geller   |   March 17, 2014

Are you tired of the tidal wave of pessimism? The relentless drumbeat of comments about what is wrong with scant attention paid to what is right?

I understand why the media focuses on the negative – it works.  It attracts viewers and readers, and drives advertising dollars.

The problem is it doesn’t work for our wellbeing.  Exposure to negativity can leave us feeling discouraged, tired or afraid, making it far tougher to live a full and abundant life.  Relationships are harder to create and nurture when we are discouraged.  Our creativity can vanish when we are tired.  Our ability to give our time, talents and treasure to help the world around us often succumbs to our fears about the future.

Turn it off.  Refocus your time and attention on experiences that leave you feeling empowered and encouraged. Take a walk with your spouse. Throw a ball with your child.  Volunteer your time helping others. Take a nap. Read words that inspire you to reach for your dreams.

You have a choice about what to feed your soul. And just like what we choose to eat affects our physical health, what we choose to feed our soul affects our mental and emotional health.

What are you going to choose?

About the Author

CEO David Geller co-founded the firm in 1991 and led the creation of Behavioral Wealth Management. Recognized on numerous prestigious "top financial advisor" lists, David is an in-demand speaker for professional groups and JOYN workshops. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post.

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