HOW TO BECOME AND REMAIN OPTIMISTIC….even in the face of Adversity. There have been a number of scientific studies which suggest that an optimistic attitude could be the key to a happier lifestyle with positive effects that extend to your immune system, brain and a boost to your life expectancy. There seems to be a large amount of benefits associated with seeing the glass half full. CLICK HERE TO JOIN ME ON YOUTUBE FOR THE VIDEO
Below are six ways to become more optimistic:
- Let things go
Instead of automatically reacting to situations with anger whether it’s during the rush hour on the tube or when getting stuck in traffic, consider taking a breath and letting it go. If we allow minor irritations to consume us it can spoil our mood for the rest of the day or impact our relationships. Instead learn to roll with the punches and let your negative feelings go, mindfulness and exercise are both great techniques that you can use to release your frustrations in a healthy way so they don’t linger longer than necessary. JOIN OUR LIST FOR REGULAR UPDATES
- Be aware of what media you consume
There are plenty of ways that we’re exposed to information, from upsetting tabloid news stories, social media rants and reality TV shows. Learn to be mindful with the information you spend your time reading or watching. You could set a filter on what you consume by avoiding the news before you go to sleep or limiting the amount of reality TV shows or soaps you watch, if they are having a negative impact, and replace them with beautiful photos, inspirational stories and motivational films that uplift you instead.
- Look for the silver lining
Do you see the glass half full or half empty? An optimist tries to look for the silver lining in situations instead of getting caught up in the drama. The next time something gets you down, look for the good in the situation. Maybe you really wanted a particular job and didn’t get it and something even better came along a few weeks later or you had to take a detour to get somewhere and discovered some beautiful new scenery as a result. Maybe a certain situation taught you a lesson. When you look for the good in situations you can find it easier to adapt and bounce back