Transcript of "9 Ways To Become Highly Optimistic People!!!"
WaysTo Become HighlyOptimistic People
Some people are more optimistic by nature, but optimism is not a fixed attribute. It’s a choicewe have control over. Every morning, we either choose to wake up grumpy or wake up witha positive outlook. Optimistic people handle stress better, get sick less often, live longer, andare happier and more successful than their pessimistic counterparts. The good news is that we can all develop skills to improve optimism. Here are nine ideas to get you started:
1. Find the opportunity in every difficulty.‘Optimist’ is a word which here refers to a person who focuses on the positive. Optimismdoes not mean ignoring the problem entirely; it means understanding that setbacks areinevitable, often temporary, and that you have the skills and abilities to combat thechallenges you face. For instance, if an optimist lost her left arm in a car accident, she might say in a hopeful voice, “I’m alive. I don’t have my left arm anymore, but I do have my right one, and my life still to live.”
What you are dealing with may be difficult, but it is important to remain hopeful and positive about a brighter future. Optimism will inspire a sense of hopefulness and the confidence that is required to take full advantage of the opportunities that do exist.Remember, the most beautiful rainbows come from the sunlight after a very dark storm.
2. Surround yourself with positive people.You are only as good as the company you keep. If you’re around gloomy people, there’sa good chance you won’t to be smiling. Make it your mission to dodge negativity. Surroundyourself with supportive friends who have positive outlooks. As they say, if you want to soarwith the eagles, you have to stop hanging out with the chickens.
Optimism is a learned habit, and it is positively contagious. Surround yourself withpeople who could infect you with positivity. In turn pass your new good mood on to a friend or stranger in words and deed – let somebody have that parking space, let that person with only a few items cut in front of you at the market. The simple act of doing something nice for others is actually a good pick-me-up all by itself.
3. Give love, receive love, and invest in love.LOVE: It’s the greatest force in the universe. It’s a treasure that people would giveanything for, yet it costs nothing to give and receive. There is an endless supply, and itcan be extended to family, friends and strangers at any moment. It increases positivityand acts like a shield against negativity. It forgives, heals, encourages and inspires.
Give love, receive love and invest in love every day. Because where you invest your love, you invest your life.
4. Be realistic, and expect ups and downs.A foundation of realism keeps things in perspective, and helps prevent things from beingblown out of proportion. Just because you’re an optimist doesn’t mean you’re not goingto have bad days. You will – that’s reality. Life isn’t always rainbows and butterflies.
Trying to be 100% positive all the time is wanting to be an ocean in which waves only rise up and never come crashing down. However, when we recognize that the rising and crashing waves are part of the same one ocean, we are able to let go and be at peace with the way things are. Bottom line: Prepare for the worst but hope for the best – the former makes you sensible, and the latter makes you an optimist.
5. Inspire yourself with a smile and positive reminders.If you expect the worst, the worst will happen. If you let things bother you, they will. But ifyou smile, you’ll feel better. Studies have shown that putting a cheerful smile on your facecan trigger a part of your brain that actually makes you feel happier and more optimisticabout the present and future.
Also, feed your optimism with positive reminders. Write down short statementsthat inspire optimism. Put them in places where you‟ll see them every day, such ason your bathroom mirror, the inside of your locker, and on your computer monitor.“Anything is possible.”“Lead a life of positivity.”“I always have a choice.”“Even the longest journey begins with a single step.”“The only thing I can control is my attitude towards life.”“I will look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism shine.”
6. Work on the things you can control.Pessimism is impractical because it causes you to spend time dwelling on negative thingsthat haven’t happened yet, while simultaneously preventing you from getting things donenow. Pessimism breeds indecision. It’s a waste of time, and time is a limited resource thatyou can’t afford to take for granted. Every minute spent worryingguarantees nothing but less time to enjoy what life has to offer.
Acknowledge the things you can’t control and don’t become a victim. Stop thinking about what ishappening to you, and start thinking about what you can do to make it better. Know that you almostalways have a choice. Is your job a bummer? Find a new one. Not ready to leave because of your401K and vacation time? Then celebrate those reasons and remember that you chose to stay.
7. Count your blessings.There is so much good, so much beauty, so much love in your life. You have so muchright now to be thankful for, you just need to pause long enough to appreciate it. Doso. This will help frame a better attitude and take your mind off of the negatives.
Start a feel-good journal. Buy a blank journal and fill it with things that make yousmile, like a photo of your pet, or a compliment a friend gave you. Use it to track your accomplishments and celebrate your victories. Stick only positive things in your journal and open it up whenever you‟re feeling down.
8. Appreciate that nothing in life is permanent.Research has shown that optimists and pessimists attribute the reasons for successand failure differently. Pessimists tend to attribute negative events to permanent,personal, and pervasive factors. Optimists tend to attribute negative events to non-personal, non-permanent, and non-pervasive factors.
Optimists tend to attribute negative events to non-personal, non-permanent, and non-pervasive factors. „Permanent‟ are factors that will be with you throughout life; „personal‟ are factors that relate to us as individuals; and „pervasive‟ are factors that affect our ability in other parts of our life. Bottom line: Nothing is permanent. However good or bad a situation is now, it will change.
9. Focus on the present.People often obsess themselves with the past and the future. But life is happeningright now. You can’t learn something or remember something that’s happeningnow if your mind is stuck in another time.
It takes about eight seconds of intense focus to process a new piece ofinformation into your long-term memory. So don‟t let your life and your mind slip away. Instead of dwelling on the past or worrying about the future, practice being and living in the present moment. Remember, right now is the only moment guaranteed to you. Right now is life. Don‟t miss it.
Optimist: Person who travelson nothing from nowhere to happiness. –Mark Twain Pictures : Vladimir Volegov PPT : Sompong Yusoontorn
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