Are you a high-hope person? Dan J. Tomasulo, MAPP ‘12, shares the secret on how to cultivate hope

Dan J. Tomasulo, MAPP ‘12, shares the secret of how to cultivate hope in an article for Psychology Today. Read on to get his tips for becoming a high-hope person.

Dan J. Tomasulo, PhD, is a Master of Applied Positive Psychology alumnus and currently the academic director at the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Columbia University. In a recent article on the Psychology Today website, he writes about people who are high in hope, and how these people tend to have better physical and mental well-being, can see the possibilities and opportunities in challenges that come their way, and not only overcome obstacles but “seem to bounce forward and keep going despite the challenges.”

The secret? Tomasulo says it’s because “they use their thoughts to focus on what they can control.”

Tomasulo offers a tip sheet to increase your level of hope and includes the following suggestions:

  • Set and achieve goals
  • Stick with positive people
  • Focus on the present
  • Be self-reflective and confident
  • Keep a positive outlook

Read more about how to become a high-hope person in the article “How to Cultivate Hope” at Psychology Today >