Optimism is a magnet for happiness. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you. ~ Mary Lou Retton
An optimistic attitude is a process to concentrate on the good in any given situation. It can have a big impact on our physical and mental health. That doesn’t mean we ignore reality or make light of problems.
In fact, challenging situations and obstacles are part of life. When we’re facing obstacles, we should focus on the good things no matter how small or seemingly insignificant they seem.
When we`re in grief or experiencing other sufferings, sometimes staying positive may seem impossible. During these times, it’s important to take the burden off to ourselves to find the silver lining. Instead, we should channelise that energy into getting support from others.
Positive thinking isn’t about suppressing every single negative thought or emotion we have or avoiding hard feelings. In fact, The lowest points in our lives are often the ones that motivate us to move on and make positive changes in us.
When going through such a difficult time, we should try to see ourself as a friend of ours who is in need of comfort and sound advice. What would we say to them? We’d likely acknowledge their feelings and remind them how they have every right to feel sad or angry according to the situation, and then offer support with a gentle reminder that things will get better soon.
People don’t remain always optimistic or always pessimistic, but most people tend to bend toward one of these thinking patterns. The good news is, if you incline to be more pessimistic, you’re not destined to always think that way. We can all become more optimistic by adapting the way we look at the things and situations.
Having a positive attitude always proves to be a booster of happiness and motivates us to achieve our goals. Positive thinking and optimism include reduction in stress, better psychological and physical well-being, and better-coping skills during hard times.
Optimism Helps People Succeed
If something good happens, optimists think about what they did to make the situation turn out so well. They watch their abilities as permanent, permanent parts of themselves. They think of how this good thing can bring other good things.
Optimism and pessimism are the mindsets — ways of thinking and observing things. Optimists see the positive side of everything. They expect things to turn out well in the end. They always believe that they have the skill and ability to make good things happen.
Negative thinking and many other associated feelings such as pessimism, stress, anger, frustration can cause a number of physical symptoms and increase our risk of diseases and a shortened lifespan.
When things don’t go as they expected, then too Optimists don’t blame themselves. They see obstacles as temporary. When something goes wrong, optimists link it to a specific situation or event only, not their capabilities. Because they don’t perceive disappointments as personal failings, optimists are able to turn out back from disappointment better than pessimists.
If you’re unmotivated or feeling down or unsure about your future, take some time to think about all the good things that ever happened in your life. What are you grateful for? What inspires you? What makes you happy? Start a gratitude journal. Take 10-15 minutes each day to write down few things for which you feel grateful. By doing these you can bring the positivity out and can flip the thought process completely from being negative to positive.