Optimist Power: You Don't Have to Be a Born Optimist to Gain the Benefits
The Power of Optimism Is About Learning to See, Feel, and Think Positively About Your Life While Boosting Your Physical Health
By Robert Gill Jr.
The power of optimism affects more than just your mood
Look at the bright side. Think positive. Lighten up.
As well-meaning as these statements may be, if you’re not a naturally optimistic person, they’re easier said than done.
How are you supposed to look at the bright side when you’ve been diagnosed with a disease?
Or think positive when you’ve lost your job?
But optimism isn’t about looking at life through rose-colored glasses and ignoring the grim realities of life.
Optimism looks at the future with a hopeful and positive outlook about yourself and the world around you. It is a vital part of resilience, the inner strength that helps you through difficulties.
Aside from helping you get through tough times, being optimistic has benefits for your physical and mental health, as well as your career.
Several studies have shown that more optimistic people have better immune systems, fewer heart attacks, and enjoy independent living longer than the pessimists.
Optimists are also shown to be better with money, more persistent in their chosen path, and more likely to bounce back from failure.
The good news is that you don’t have to be a born optimist to use the power of optimism to your advantage.
There are several accessible ways you can shift your mindset to think more positively, from easy mantras you can tell yourself to mindful habits you can add to your routine.
In Optimist Power: You Don’t Have to Be a Born Optimist to Gain the Benefits, you will discover:
- The evolutionary reason why we tend to dwell on criticism, insults, and negative experiences over praises and compliments
- How to snap out of your gloomy musings with this common item you can easily find in your home or office
- Why optimists make better employees and more successful entrepreneurs (and it’s not just because they’re more fun to be around)
- Helpful affirmative exercises to practice daily that will gradually build a more optimistic attitude
- How to stay positive in the face of tragedies and disappointments, without denying your pain
- How to instantly change your mood with this simple act, even if you’re faking it
- The avoidable influences in your life that could be tainting your perspective and weighing you down
- How Jim Carrey used these mindset hacks to get past his struggles and succeed considerably in his movie career
And much more.
If you’ve been called a Debbie Downer or a Negative Ned more times than you can remember, don’t let that label define you.
You can train your mind to find goodness and hope, even in the worst of situations.
According to the law of attraction, you attract what you focus on. And when you focus on the positive, you attract the positive.
The best is yet to come, and when you look forward to good things, the good things come to you.