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Simple exercise to become more optimistic.



This exercise is called ‘doors open and doors closed’ exercise. 🚪


It will help you realize that the end of something good can also mean the beginning of something great.



Here’s what to do:


  • Doors Closed


Think about a time in your life when someone rejected you or you missed out on something important or when a big plan collapsed. These would be points in your life where a door closed.


  • Doors Opened


Now think about what happened after? What would have never happened if the first door didn’t close?


Now, write down these experiences on a piece of paper.


After you are done writing, reflect on the following questions mentioned below.


REFLECT UPON YOUR EXPERIENCES AND RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:


• What led to the door closing? What helped you open the new door? How long did it take you to realize that a new door was open?


• Was it easy or hard for you to realize that a new door was open? • What prevented you from seeing the new open door?


• What can you do next time to recognize the new opportunity sooner?


• What were the effects of the door closing on you? Did it last long?


• Did the experience bring anything positive? Which character strengths did you use in this exercise?


• What does a closed door represent to you now?


Coming from a highly pessimistic person like me, this activity worked like magic for me. ✨


Do write back and let me know how you felt after this exercise.


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Stay Awesome


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