Friday, October 19, 2012

"Thinking glass half empty can be helpful too" by Dr Vin @ ePsychConnect.com

1/2 full or 1/2 empty
Glass 1/2 full or 1/2 empty.....

Some of us have been lead to believe that thinking of things in the 1/2 full context is always more helpful.  But is that "True".....

Well, this is my take on it.

When you are in a situation that you can fix something or prevent something from happening without too much effort or significant problems, then it is best to think of things in the 1/2 empty context.  People who are more anxious are more geared to think of things in this way.  It is good because the mind is then geared to think about possible problems and hence, will help you develop contingency plans to fix or prevent a possible problem from arising.

However, if the situation is very difficult and that you are NOT able to fix it or prevent it from happening without having a mental breakdown, then it may be best to think about it in the 1/2 full context and accept it.  Another situation where the glass 1/2 full mindset maybe more useful is where you want to be innovative and try new things.....

Hence, the usefulness of the glass 1/2 empty or 1/2 full mindset will depend on a given situation.  The trick is to have enough mindfulness or awareness to know when to use what.........

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