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Unformatted text preview: extremely stressful and unmanageable. Optimism will go a long way to help you cope with the stress of your life. Feeling positive about what the future holds can provide you with protection against the harmful effects of stress. It is vital to believe that although things may not be as you desire today, they can be better in the future. In this way, there will always be hope. The Life Satisfaction Inventory you completed earlier sought to determine how satisfied with your life you are at present. The How Will You Feel? scale presented on the following pages, although similar to the Life Satisfaction Inventory, measures your outlook (your optimism) by asking you to guess at the life satisfaction you will experience in the short term (one year) and in the long term (10 years). 28 gre06755_ch04.qxd 4/11/05 2:00 PM Page 28...
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