Optimism is a unique quality that helps you to view misfortune as a one-time event and a challenge to work through and find new opportunities. Just like Noam Chomsky said, “Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are likely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.” Optimists can easily overcome obstacles and keep moving towards a bright future. Thus, a habit of positive thinking gives you more energy and enthusiasm to work, perform and reach goals faster. Moreover, optimists experience less stress and enjoy better health at ages 45 and 60. If you are an optimist, you are more capable of coping with setbacks in life without becoming depressed. Here are seven simple tips that will help you enjoy the summer and develop a useful habit of positive thinking.
1. Positive music
A research has shown that music has a profound effect on your body and psyche. Uplifting music can both boost your mood and help you open up new perspectives and fill you with good emotions. Music can help you keep creativity and optimism levels higher. If you have heard and enjoyed a wonderful song, why not share your new playlist with others? Send an uplifting song to your friend and let them catch the wave of positivity.
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2. Help somebody to be optimistic
Sometimes it is necessary to share your optimistic outlook with others. If your friend is a pessimist, try to help them get rid of emotional tension and find solution of all hesitations and fears. Just spend more time together so that your friend can see and analyze your optimistic attitude towards different issues and casual moments of life. Lend the grounded and optimistic perspective to your friends for them to understand that life and things aren’t as bad as they think.
Optimism begins with a frank smile. I think that success starts with optimism and it’s easier to be optimistic when your whole body is smiling. Smile is a universal symbol of happiness and a force of nature that unites people. My favorite musician and singer Tupac Shakur once said a wise thing, “The power of a gun can kill and the power of a fire can burn, the power of wind can chill and the power of mind can learn, the power of anger can rage inside until tears you apart, but the power of smile, especially yours can heal a frozen heart.” Smile as much as possible and make people’s hearts shine with happiness.
A hug is even more powerful than a smile. It can make you feel safe, wanted, needed and loved all at the same time. Even the simplest human unexpected touch can deliver a big joy and contentment. Hugging for 20 seconds releases oxytocin, which can make someone trust you more. If you want to fill your life with adventures and new emotions, then organize a free hugs campaign.
5. Give a compliment
Summer is the period of a good mood, smiles, pleasure and compliments. Think about things that make people happy and practice giving genuine compliments every day. You will both cultivate optimism and develop your personality. Plus, you will be well liked by others, and you can receive compliments in return and everyone’s well-being will be enhanced. When you compliment others, you feel generous and big-hearted. A good compliment voices your genuine liking for another person’s appearance or qualities. Such strategy will both boost your self-esteem and improve your relationships with others.
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6. Help someone break out of the daily routine
Daily life with no changes can be a real boredom. This can be the reason of tension and stress. Help your friend to distract from constant life problems by doing some funny and interesting things. I think the best way of breaking the routine is to walk barefoot in the grass. Moreover, you can find a picturesque place and have a photographic session. Go to the shore and enjoy the sunset together. Such breaks and unusual activities are extremely useful for your mood and mental well-being of your friends.
7. Cultivate optimism together
Pay forward optimism to those who add this wonderful habit of thinking to your life. You should be grateful to these people and appreciate their attitude towards you. Try to build wonderful relationships with such people and spend more time together. It will help you remain an optimist.
You should promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Pessimists should do their best to become optimists. Optimists should enjoy life and teach other people to be positive. I hope these tips will help you spend this summer with a smile on your face. Share your secrets to spreading the optimism, please.