There are certain events in life that make you question the very foundation of your subconscious. (Maybe you are going through such an event as we speak?) For me, it was a divorce after 20 long years of marriage.
When you’re in that rock-bottom place, the only thing you can do is take life one day at a time, gradually take a look at the patterns that got you there, and consciously choose to change them. This isn’t an all or nothing approach, but rather an approach to get better in small, meaningful ways that add up to a transformation. This book inspires you to do exactly that.
Helping You Feel Good Again
As I learned to speak to myself differently after my divorce, I realized that optimism is the only outlook that gives us the energy to keep going when times get tough. And so, 365 Days of Optimism was born.
These are the passages that helped to rebuild the confidence, courage, and self-love that put my feet back on solid ground—and they can help you reclaim a positive mental state, too. Give yourself a dose of optimism every single day, and soon your mind won’t know any other way to think!
As an athlete (and parent to athletes) myself, I know it can feel counterintuitive to invest in yourself in a way that does not directly target athletic performance. But the more I’ve learned about cultivating lifelong joy in sports (no matter what level), the more convinced I become that mental, emotional and social health is just as important.
I want you to experience for yourself what it’s like to experience more flow state in your life, on and off the court. I want you to be able to perform at a high level and understand the pillars of deep health that cultivate connection, create leaders, and avoid anxiety & burnout. The question is: what do you want for you?
Wendy Jones is a mother of four, writer, coach, and founder of Be Better with Wendy Jones. She has a passion for healing generational trauma and teaching the next generation to turn their struggles into strengths.
Wendy believes that our own self awareness is the greatest gift we can give to the next generation. To cultivate that awareness, we must develop an understanding of how to regulate our nervous systems and connect our mind, body, and spirit.
She teaches tools for this in her High Performance Zen course, her Reiki practice, her book 365 Days of Optimism, and The Optimists Journal Blog, helping athletes and their families to cultivate calm and connection, and, ultimately, reach their greatest potential on and off the court.
“Every Sunday, our family looks forward to reading and sharing the writings in The Optimist Journal. We’ve found so much family value in Wendy’s writings and her ability to reflect on what’s going on and to help us see the positive side. Especially with life’s uncertainties, Wendy’s writing keeps us focused on love and optimism. We’re grateful for her work.”
Jen and Tim Lynch
Parents of athletes
“Wendy’s authenticity and insight is palpable. Our connection to her was quick and natural. Her words feel like a beacon of light in the sometimes murky waters of life and parenting. Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world, Wendy!”
Oregon, Mother of two Division 1 Athletes
“As the daughter of a former California Secretary of State, to where she currently resides along her journey, Wendy has acquired the necessary attributes to effectively and compassionately influence and inspire.”
Johnny & Lisa Lopez
Parents of four Finance & Real Estate Entrepreneurs