You are probably aware of the benefits of positive thinking. Unfortunately, becoming an optimist doesn't happen over night. Thankfully there are effective ways to start seeing the glass half full. Here are some unhelpful thinking styles that may be holding you back as well as a step-by-step meditation exercise to get you on a path to relaxation.
"When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your enemy is also suffering. As soon as you see that, the capacity for accepting and having compassion for them is there." - Thich Nhat Hanh