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5 Strategies to Become an Optimist

5 Strategies to Become an Optimist

Health & Wellness, Mindset
Gaurav Chawla Gaurav Chawla
Health & Wellness, Mindset

An optimist is someone who looks at the world as a place filled with opportunities. These people don’t complain about things. This is why a lot of people want to know how to be optimistic!

If you have always wanted to bring optimism into your life, here are 5 strategies that can help you get started:

1. Always Be Grateful

Being grateful for the things you have in your life, whether it is something as simple as having clean water or something fancier like getting a new car, will instantly boost your optimism. If you like, you can try take things down on a gratitude journal so you will remember the things that brought a smile to your face throughout the day.

If you cannot find anything, just stop for a moment and be thankful for all the good things you have in your life.

To be optimistic also means you should feel a sense of gratitude to the people who helped you in getting to where you are right now. While it can be helpful to think of how grateful you feel, you can enjoy more benefits if you share that gratitude with other people around you. You can make others feel happy if you inform them of your appreciation for the things they did for you. If you’d like to learn how to be grateful, check out this podcast.

2. Make Small Changes

Improving your life starts with taking small steps. No matter how small that change is, what is important here is to take be responsible for the change. Pessimists usually put the blame on other people. They feel like they are helpless. But, you could achieve more than what you think. One of the key strategies on how to be optimistic is to take responsibility for the way you think and act. Take positive actions to make your situation better. And when you do, you will also feel so much better.

3. Concentrate on Your Success

Maybe you don’t have a hard time acknowledging the achievements and successes of other people. But, for some reason, you tend to down play or even completely ignore your own accomplishments. To become an optimistic person, you should always remind yourself of the things you can achieve and those that you already did. Don’t listen to the critique in you. Focus on your previous achievements and learn to appreciate how far you’ve come.

4. Be Around People with a Winning Attitude 

Surround yourself with those people who inspire you and lift you up. These are the kind of people who achieve big things and think big in their lives. It would be impossible to succeed if you are always around people who don’t strive to become successful. Once you start spending time with winners, you’ll notice you have less tolerance to hang out with negative people, uninspiring people, and people that just bring you down. Spend time with the winners and soon enough, you will be a winner, too.

5. Forgive and Let Go

Every time a negative thing happens, always remember that you have the choice to look at things from another angle. You can do something to change your perspective for the better. Learn to break yourself free from negative emotions such as sadness, frustration, anger, and disappointment. Forgive yourself for everything you did and didn’t do before. Forgive others and move forward with your life.

Optimism doesn’t have to be difficult. Put these strategies into practice and become the optimistic person that you have always wanted to be.

Gaurav Chawla

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"There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs." Staying Uncomfortable is the result of my mind trying to make sense of life, people, and the world around me. The fickle nature of life has made me realize the importance of being in the present moment, and that life is all about enjoying these little moments. As I embark upon this journey of spirituality and a growth mindset, I invite you along with us, to share your perspectives, and to challenge ours. Lots of love, and gratitude for being here with us.