Optimistic, by definition, means disposed to take a favorable view of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome. Easier said than done, right? Our lives are so constant with a change that it is easy to feel overwhelmed and timid about both the present and future, but there are benefits on many levels if we approach life optimistic.
I’m sure we can all think of “that person.” The person with the job they love, the family they adore, constantly smiling and always saying positive things. Everything just seems to fall into place for them. Their trials and struggles don’t even knock them down! It’s easy to think that these people had the upper hand with a particular “charmed life” card. With the leftovers thrown to the rest of us.
However, the reality is in the fine print. Optimistic in a person doesn’t mean they have a “charmed life” card; they take the life they have and make it charming. Confident people have to deal with change and struggle like everyone else, but it’s their reaction to those efforts that is the difference. Their job may not be the dream job, but they love it and are grateful for it. Families all struggle, but optimistic comes out of the person who loves their family unconditionally, heartache and all. Everyone has “down” days, but the optimist isn’t down for long. They speak in a positive way because they have trained their brains to think that way.
Benefits of Optimistic Focus
Yes, please! Negativity encourages our brain to dwell on things that are out of our control. A positive attitude allows us to accept when we are powerless and move on with the hope that things will work out and be okay.
When we free ourselves of trying to control every detail of our lives and embrace change with optimism, we will relax better. When we are more relaxed, it allows us to get needed sleep, which in turn, helps our outlook.
We are happier individuals when we are optimistic. It is normal and human to feel weighed down by our complicated lives. Everyone experiences that. However, the optimist can pull themselves out of the funk faster because they are always reminding themselves of their daily blessings.
Optimistic Helps Us See Hope When We Experience Trials!
Aren’t sure you are equipped to handle the stress? Life can be very hard. There can be deep, unexplainable sorrow. It is important to mourn. But in these cases, optimistic has its greatest power. When we are in our darkest moment, optimism is that constant spark of light. As we focus on growing that light, we will see our strengthened ability to cope. And our resolve to move forward is more attainable.
Optimistic doesn’t come naturally for everyone. When it isn’t a natural ability for you, don’t wave the white flag (that would be a negative way to think!). Develop the skill with practice. Every day we are given an opportunity to choose how we react to a situation. Make a conscious effort to respond the positive way. If you fail, it’s okay; the chance to practice is always there. The more you consciously choose to be optimistic, you will start to notice that becomes more of a natural response. Will your life be perfect? NO! But it will be happier!
About Balance & Harmony 360², Inc.
Owned and operated by Melinda Smith, CPO®, we offer Business Training & Consulting with a Twist! Our sweet spot is working with Entrepreneur’s and their companies to create a productive work environment, happy home, and prosperous you! Our passion is listening to clients goals, thinking through solutions and coming up with creative 360² action plans that address work, home, and you! We also provide dynamic action oriented training to get your team motivated. Learn to Love Going to Work Again! Increase Time with Your Family! Get Things Done! Most important, our process is simple and geared toward the professional. You CAN get your LIFE back in BALANCE!
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Melinda Smith, CPO® organizes and executes action plans, training, and consulting. Great referrals are business owners, executives, and companies looking for sustainable change. Above all, she can help create a more productive work, a happy home, and a prosperous you.
Especially relevant is the fact that Melinda has worked with companies and individuals for over 20 years. Conducting workshops across the East Coast, they include over 60 cities in 19 states. Equally important focus topics include Strategic Thinking, Teambuilding, and Organization. As well as Balance Strategies, Stress Management, and Embracing Change.
After all, Melinda was one of the first 200 in the nation to achieve a Certified Professional Organizer status. In addition, she is also a graduate of the Western School of Feng Shui (pronounced feng shway).
Melinda has owned Balance & Harmony 360², Inc., since 2003. She is also the author of The Complete Guide for Balance & Harmony OWL Kit. In addition, this kit consists of a book, workbook, and F.O.C.U.S. Journal as well as five products to help organize Work, Home, and You.
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