Emotional and Physical Resilience: How to Develop Optimism

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Course features
  • Category: Resilience
  • Course Length: 11 minutes
  • Series: Emotional and Physical Resilience
  • Video Length: 3.5 minutes
  • Author: The URL dr
  • Resources: Developing a Healthy Optimism Checklist
Course overview
In this micro course you’ll learn what optimism means, why it makes you more resilient (among other benefits), and when healthy optimism becomes toxic. Then, you’ll explore tips to develop and maintain a healthy optimism—regardless of the circumstances.
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course learning objectives
  • Define optimism
  • Explore the benefits of optimism
  • Discover the difference between healthy vs unhealthy optismism
  • Practice ways to be more optimistic
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Certification included
Downloadable certificate upon completion.

Optimism can be learned

Optimism is a powerful predictor of resilience. Pessimistic people do not bounce back from problems and stressful situations quite as easily as someone that has a naturally optimistic view on life. But regardless if optimism comes naturally to you or not - it can be learned.
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Knowledge Checks

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Engaging Material

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Additional Resources

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Summary / Checklist

Each course comes with a summary of the key areas taught, in addition to a checklist for immediate implementation of ideas.
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Skills you'll learn in this course

Positive Attitude


Personal Development

Kim Merritt

Kim Merritt, The URL dr, has been teaching and training the business community for over thirty years. Her company's line of business soft skill micro courses are a quick and effective way to master a new competency in fifteen minutes or less. 
Patrick Jones - Course author