What do you do or can you do to build optimism in yourself and for those around you? Consider actions that you can use as a "restart button" to rejuvenate your outlook. Keep a log of things you consciously do to promote optimism.
I thought this was a perfect prompt for today and for how I'm feeling. Because to be honest, at the moment I'm not optimistic at all. But there are a few things that I do to rejuvenate myself and to try to change my outlook when things are going wrong.
Sometimes it's here on this blog, but more often than not it's to my family or close friends, and I also keep an actual private handwritten journal. Sometimes the best way to try to regain your optimism is to simply get all of those negative feelings out, to expel them.
It sounds cliche, but yup...yoga does it for me. It calms me and makes me a far more relaxed and positive person.
3. Take a hot bath, book in hand.
(Oh hey, that's me in a 5k back in January - I'm on the far right behind the girl wearing #1075)
There is absolutely nothing like a good run to empty my head and make me feel energetic and healthy, and if I feel energetic and healthy it's really hard not to feel optimistic :)
5. Remember everything good in my life. Because there are so, so many good things in my life.
|My amazing family - my fun, smart, loving sisters and my nieces and nephew who remind me every day how beautiful innocence can be.|
|All of my pets, but most especially this one. My Miss Wendy Pie, Miss Wendy Darling, the sweetest and best dog I've ever known.|
|This man. For more reasons than I could possibly name.|