Outlook

Vision

To provide spiritual, organizational, and intellectual opportunities for positive information, insight, and involvement. The goal is to encourage all individuals to pause, reflect, examine, grow, and take proactive steps to enhance the human spirit.

Working for Whitewater’s Wellness (W3) wants to encourage all individuals within the Whitewater community to give themselves a booster shot of Good Outlook.  Be inspired.  Share your positive outlook with others.  Be the best individual you can be for yourself and those you love.

Positive Attitude and Mindset

W3 values the improvement of the overall positive attitudes, emotions, feelings, and perspectives of Whitewater community members. Exhibiting a positive attitude and having the ability to view situations and occurrences in a positive way helps improve one’s life as a whole. It is normal to experience negative emotions from time to time; however, emphasizing the positive aspects of life will lead to a better outcome for oneself.
Having a positive outlook is related to improving many aspects and areas of life. A research study by Alessandri, Caprara, and Tisak (2012) provides evidence for the effects that positive outlook can have on life. Viewing things in a positive way is related to higher self-esteem and higher satisfaction with life (Alessandri et al., 2012). People feel better about themselves and their lives when they see things positively. When they are able to view things optimistically, they are less likely to feel negatively. Alessandri et al. (2012) found that positive people report experiencing negative moods less often.
People with a positive outlook also report higher quality social relationships (Alessandri et al., 2012). Positive people seek relationships with other positive people, which lead to even greater positivity. These people are surrounded by optimism and happiness. Another thing that people with a positive outlook report is that they feel healthy (Alessandri et al., 2012). They feel physically and mentally healthier than their negative counterparts (Alessandri et al., 2012). The importance of having a positive outlook lies within the evidence. Life is filled with health, good relationships, positive moods, and increased satisfaction when a positive outlook is utilized.
W3 seeks to improve the health and wellness of individuals through positive viewpoints and perspectives. W3 provides a range of activities to help increase the positive outlook of Whitewater community members.

An Enemy Called Average

One of the most neglected areas in our lives is the area of gifts that are within you. It is amazing how we can devote our entire lives to a field of endeavor or a profession that has nothing to do with our inborn talents. In addition, many of us spend our whole lifetime trying to change who we are. We ignore our blessings while continually seeking to change our natural makeup. We need to recognize our innate gifts, talents and strengths and do everything in our power to build on them. Gifts and talents are really deposits in our personal accounts, but we determine the interest on them. The greater the amount of interest and attention we give them, the greater their value becomes. Never underestimate the power of the gifts that are within you.