Optimism is not an absolute quality. It is more like a way of life and something that can be worked at. It is a choice you can make at any and every moment of your life! It might not be an easy choice because let’s face it, it is always easier to mope and sulk and play the blame game. But optimism comes with the advantages of a happier, more satisfied and possibly more successful life.
So here are 3 ways to choose optimism daily, even when life throws you a curveball.
1. Practice Gratitude
Remembering all that is good in our lives, as cliched as it might sound, can be very important for being optimistic even in the midst of a tough day or challenging moment. A daily reminder of what we have to be thankful for can turn around dissatisfaction over the little disappointments that can get us down.
2. Invest In Love
Knowing that we are loved can be a constant source of good feelings. Whether the love of family or friends, giving and receiving love brings happiness and increases our will to really live the lives we want to. There is nothing like the hug of a loved one to boost up flagging spirits or their smile to make the world a little sunnier.
3. Nurture Your Passion
Spending at least a little time everyday on our passion can help to recenter us and our feelings. It could be something as simple as painting or gardening or music. But spending those moments in doing something that fills us with joy and makes us forget everything else can help turn life more optimistic.
It takes a little bit of practice and mindfulness, but we can all choose optimism in our lives. Remember we have only this once that is guaranteed to us. It is up to us to make it matter!