Optimistic people are some of the happiest and most fulfilled people in life. Have you ever wondered why? Today we bring you some tips from them that you too can adopt, experiment, and apply in your daily life. These simple habits will help you to see the glass as half full and enjoy life.
Optimistic people go to a job they’re passionate about.
For optimists, work is more than just an opportunity for a paycheck. It’s an opportunity to learn, grow, and do what you love. Ilya Pozin, Pluto TV’s chief growth officer, and co-founder, in a LinkedIn blog post, said that if you wake up dreading the day and have to drag yourself out of bed to get to work, it might be time to start looking for greener pastures. Optimistic people choose careers for which they have a genuine passion. Eventually, your happiness and satisfaction at work will radiate into every other aspect of your life, too
They never give up.
Optimists glass-half-full mentality which makes them search for solutions to problems continually. They tend to stick around to solve problems long after pessimists have thrown in the towel. With the never give up mentality, optimistic people are more successful in life, careers, and relationships.
They hang out with fellow optimists
The more positive your environment is, the more positive you will feel, too. Finding a cheery partner is the best way to become one, according to Prevention. Learn to keep positive company so that you can reap well.
They are always grateful.
Taking time to thank somebody can go a long way. Take out some time and write a letter of gratitude to someone you feel is so special to you and whom you’ve never appropriately appreciated. Deliver it personally and let the person read it in your presence. Take it from an optimist, the joy of this experience will last forever and even bond you more.
They explore ways to put their strengths to good use.
Optimistic people are very creative and always find ways to share their creativity with others. Volunteering comes easy for them because of the joy they get from making a positive difference in life. Train yourself, write down your top five strengths, and then use one of these strengths in a new and different way every week, you will be glad you did.
They smile more often than pessimists.
Smiling is one of the optimists’ favorite activities and it does more than make us feel happy. Studies have found that smiling has loads of psychological and physical benefits, including lowering stress levels, improving your mood, and helping you make more friends. Smiling reduces stress hormones and makes you appear more approachable. It’s good for you to discover why you should find every opportunity to smile more often.
Grudges hold you down: Avoid Them
According to David Mezzapelle, author of Contagious Optimism, learning to forgive instead of passing the blame can be the fastest track to living a more positive lifestyle. “Make peace with your past so that it won’t spoil the present. Once you accomplish this, you will close those chapters and live a more positive and happy life,” he tells huffingtonpost.com.
They acknowledge the good things that happen to them
If you take a few minutes each day to journal about the good things in your life, you may be well on your way to a sunnier disposition, according to Amy Przeworski, PhD, in Psychology Today. Most situations can be seen in both a positive and negative light. You just have to find the positive one and keep reminding yourself of it in order to eventually believe it. The more time you take to train your mind in positive thinking, the more optimistic you’ll become.
Bodily exercise and a healthy diet is profitable
Exercise boosts levels of serotonin, the happiness hormone in your brain, making you feel more positive and satisfied. Optimistic people also take care of their bodies through a healthy diet and spending time outdoors soaking up some good old vitamin D.
They focus on healthy relationships
Optimists are often good listeners which allows them to build stronger relationships. When you listen, you open up your ability to take in more knowledge versus blocking the world with your words or your distracting thoughts. You are also demonstrating confidence and respect for others. In the morning or after work, take the time to sit down and have a meaningful conversation with friends and family. Also, learn how to sweeten your marriage with two little words here.
Make use of these few nuggets every day and you will enjoy all the accrued benefits. Learning will only stop with death. #Rewordit