Below is a email that I received today and enjoyed it so thought I should share it with you.
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So today I would simply like to share three habits that I use just about every day
and that help me to stay optimistic in pretty much any situation. Sometimes it
may take a while before I find an optimistic thread of thought but these three
habits usually help me to find it.
1. Ask yourself questions that let you see the optimistic viewpoint.
When I’m in what seems like a negative situation my most common way of making
something better out of that is to ask myself questions that promote optimism and
helps me to find solutions.
What is one thing that is positive or good about this situation?
What can I learn from this situation?
What is the opportunity within this situation?
These questions are not something that I can always use right away when I wind
up in one of those situations. Sometimes I need some time to process and accept
the feelings and thoughts that arise. But after a bit of time, when those thoughts
and feelings have mostly passed, I ask myself one or more of these questions.
2. Get optimistic support from the world around you.
One the most important factors for being able to stay optimistic are the influences
Optimism is – just like enthusiasm – contagious.
So find ways to create an environment that supports you.
The people in your life. Try to spend more time with optimistic people
and less time with people who seem to always be negative about things. One
practical way to gain a more optimistic viewpoint is by just talking to
someone close to you about your current issue.
Just letting it out and saying it out loud can often help you to hear how
exaggerated your thoughts and emotions have become. And by talking about
it with someone that is supportive you can get a positive and constructive
change in perspective.
The information you let into your mind. One of the simplest things
you can do to create and support your own optimism is simply to regularly
read blogs and books and listen to or watch recordings created by optimistic
3. Start your day in an optimism creating way.
I have mentioned this many times in the past because the way you start your day
often sets the tone for the rest of your day.
A stress-free morning leads to less stressed feelings and thoughts during your
day. A work out early in your day leads to more energy throughout the day. And
optimism while you are eating your cereal or having your coffee can help you to
stay positive and constructive as you go through the ups and downs of your day.
Practical ways to get this good start is to have an uplifting and/or motivating
conversation over breakfast or early in your day. Or to read or watch something
Have an excellent week!