Improving your everyday life rests for the most part on a personal choice and the adoption of specific psychological dispositions.
Of these, optimism, one of the most effective ways to change your mindset towards fullness.
The greatest philosophers have also looked into its meaning, from Aristotle to Voltaire, but his best definition remains in my view, that made by Carmen Sylva (Queen of Romania nineteenth century): “Optimism, is seeing life through a sunbeam. ”
If the daily events often make it difficult to adopt this philosophical idea, optimism seems yet to hold virtues that go beyond just seeing the bright side.
In fact, one can easily draw from it motivation and reasons for satisfaction.
So, to make optimism a part of your everyday life, I will deliver to you three tips that will allow you to see the glass as half-full when others would see it as half-empty.
1. Optimism by providing positive issue
If optimism does not prevent dealing with questionable circumstances, it allows however, relativising the impact on your psychology.
Your fulfillment relies on your capacity to ask yourself the right questions to overcome adversity and to grow after each event.
Thus, in a crisis, you should not feel sorry or think about a probable negative result, but rather ask yourself how this situation can benefit you.
Could it bring to you weapons to react in the future? It gives you the opportunity to prove your worth or highlight your adaptability?
Each event causes a set of consequences, which it belongs to you to determine the effect on your personality.
Even extreme cases, such as the death of a loved one, for example, may eventually make you think about your own life and give you material to progress, whether in a psychological, intellectual or moral manner.
As such, I would like to share something very personal.
It is in my case the loss of my father who allowed me to put many things into question.
He was a charismatic man, and he rarely showed his true feelings. Child, it was difficult for me to know him really.
Just after he left us, I learned that he placed in me sincere hopes and blind trust in the success of my personal enterprises.
When doubt invades me, I think about these words, and this allows me to face the future in a more confident manner.
I draw a real motivation as if I wanted to prove to my father that he was right to believe in me and show him that no, I will not let go.
2. Optimism in contact with the outside world
Your ability to see the bright side obviously depends on the influence of your environment.
Surrounded by people who constantly grind black, it will be difficult to cultivate this new dynamic.
The optimism, like the enthusiasm or the joy of living, is contagious.
Your goal is to spend as much time with people who do not seem to crumble under the weight of stress or their problems.
Not that you can not help them from time to time, but ambient negativity would end up harming your mode of thinking.
Reinvigorate yourself beside your loved ones, your sincere friends or your partner to be able to entrust them your doubts, your mistakes, your problems.
Those who love you will always tend to cheer you up and help you get out the positive of every situation.
The dialogue is often your best weapon to change your perspective and establish a constructive reasoning, to improve your own perception of your personality.
If you have not the opportunity to attend regularly the people who matter most to you, you can always grant yourself “daily sessions of optimism”.
Reading blogs that allow you to reflect on yourself, turning on the television or listening to dynamic and catchy music can hunt quickly all black idea of your mind.
You have no particular limitation on your external inspiration: you are free to make your mind wander wherever you like, from the moment that it feeds on ideas and images that you will improve your state of mind and to strive towards optimism.
3. Optimism as soon as you wake up
Your mindset when waking up determines how the rest of your day will unfold.
That considered, why not starting it in the best possible way?
As soon as you take your breakfast, focus on positive thoughts.
Tell yourself that you will spend a great day, made of new meetings, new challenges and new sources of satisfaction.
If your state of mind does not get better by this simple intellectual stimulation, you can imagine something more physical. A stretching, a body building or a jogging session will help you evacuate all stress and start the day well, feeling that you have already achieved something concrete before you even get to your workplace.
Optimism is a psychological disposition that is not difficult to grasp.
However, your capacity to develop it and to preserve it require more effort and a real quality of introspection.
Your search for happiness involves this daily reflex, to tell yourself that your problems, far from being insurmountable, are profitable in building a fulfilled personality and in tune with itself.