Is the glass half full or empty?
How many times have you heard this question? How do you view the glass- half full or half empty? The answer depicts how we view our world.
And it’s showing us- It’s time for an optimism boost. Optimism is seeing the future in the best possible light and viewing ourselves as having some control in achieving these good things.
Most of us are very good at remembering and talking about the bad in our lives. I’m guilty of it as well. I can’t tell you how many times my husband says to me- tell me something positive, everything you just said was negative.
But, it’s time to focus on the good- it leads to positive thinking & a more optimistic outlook on life.
10 ways for a quick boost:
1. Avoid getting hung up on one thing
2. Remember the silver lining
3. Get over the past
4. Everything happens for a reason—we just may figure that reason out later on- allow space to evolve to figure out the reason things happen.
5. Be Thankful- every morning say 3 things you are grateful for. Pooh bear quote
6. Life is a roller coaster- it will have ups and downs.
7. Put away the to-do list. Stop worrying about what needs to be done tomorrow. Reflect back instead on your day. What are 3 positive things that happened?
8. Think of your best possible self- write out the positive qualities about you- put it somewhere that you can see it again and again. Spend 15 minutes thinking and writing about the best possible opportunities in your future. Goals and dreams. Imagine them occurring. This can improve your mood and future outlook. Visualizing the positive in your future.
9. Create something to look forward to- schedule a vacation, make a reservation at that restaurant you’ve been wanting to try, book a spa day.
10. Smile- it’s contagious and makes you and the person you’re smiling at- feel good.
Next time you find yourself focusing on the bad, the challenging. Pause. Notice what’s happening- and allow space for an optimism boost. Try one, try them all. See which ones are right for you.
As Maya Angelou says “I was served lemons, but I made Lemonade”.
Let’s start making lemonade together with an optimism boost.