5 Ways To Be Consistently Optimistic Daily
Not everyone can be optimistic every time most people don’t. This is quite understandable because we are all humans and when we face any obstacle in life, it is normal for us to drown in sadness. Most times, people’s optimism is fueled by success so when they don’t achieve success, it becomes difficult to be optimistic.
I agree, being consistently optimistic is difficult but it’s not impossible. Here are 5 ways to achieve consistent optimism:
1. Create a morning routine
Most optimistic people usually have a plan ahead of time so they are usually optimistic they would complete it. Some start their day with a bottle of water, some start their day reading a book, and some do yoga. Developing such morning rituals will help you meet your physical, emotional, and physical needs. Picture being fully charged before starting the day just like you power your electronic devices during the start of the day.
2. Become more intentional
Being intentional is a common habit with optimistic people. They hardly wait for external forces to determine whether to be happy or sad or how they should feel. Rather than think if A happens I will feel B, optimistic people just choose optimism. If you think there’s nothing to be optimistic about then it’s time to get a journal to write everything you feel thankful for. Make it a daily habit to do this and you’ll marvel at the increase of your optimism.
3. Surround yourself with positive people
I don’t live with you but deep down you know the positive people in your life; this person always puts a smile on your face and joy in your heart and then you know the people that make your stomach drop. Make it a habit to be around happy people and stay away from negative people.
4. Focus on the journey, not the gains
It’s completely normal to assume the best things have incentives but the problem with concentrating on gains or incentives is that it narrows our focus when it comes to achieving goals. By doing this, you won’t enjoy what you have rather you will be too intentional on things you don’t have. I mean, it’s good to be intentional but you risk taking shortcuts to achieve these things.
5. Practice gratitude
The moment you start slipping into negative patterns, think of things you are grateful for. These might seem there’s no use but when you’re thankful for little things, the heavy burden on your shoulders is lighter and then you begin to have a clear mind.