Per Swantesson

VIDEO: Simple Things You Can Do To See Things Differently

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There's a choice that we all face every day of our lives: We must decide whether to focus on the negative things that happen, or the positive ones. Though it might seem like a relatively small part of your average day, over time what you choose to focus on has a significant effect on who you are as a person.

But just because you might be inclined to see the glass half-empty instead of half-full doesn't mean you're doomed to stay that way. After all, there are many benefits that come from seeing the good in your day-to-day life, so it's something we should all be striving to do. Being a cynic doesn't make you more complicated or smarter than being an optimist — it usually just makes you feel less fulfilled and restless.

So, how can you shift your outlook and move more toward the positive side of the spectrum? Watch this video to see super easy, simple tips that can help you see the good instead of the bad.