Optimistic people are special people in our lives! We love to be around them because their presence alone brightens our mood. They are always storytelling uplifting stories. Optimists are those people who are always hopeful about the future. They always manage to find something positive in the most negative situation. They appreciate the beautiful petals of a rose flower when others complain about the thorns on its stem. They always see the glass half-full when others see it half-empty. We often want to emulate them. The good news is that it is possible, if we learn to practice the habits of highly optimistic people.
- They choose their words wisely
Optimistic people value positive feelings and environments, and so they make sure they always choose their words wisely. They know positive language has the potential to spark a positive mindset. When storytelling with other people, they know how powerful words can be. This is why they focus more on constructive words such as words of encouragement, compliments and words of appreciation. This is one of the reasons people enjoy being around them.
- They decide they will have a great day
While the outcome of other people’s day depend mostly on external factors such as the weather, traffic, their partner’s mood, their children’s behavior, their bosses being nice to them; optimistic people prefer the proactive path – they just decide they will have a nice day. When they wake up from bed in the morning, they simply tell themselves they will have a great day, and they act accordingly. They know they have no control over the weather or the traffic, so they don’t focus on that or allow other uncontrollable factors to have any effect on their day.
- They are grateful
Optimistic people are always focusing on the positives in their lives and this approach makes it easier for them to be grateful. They know how to appreciate the good things and the great people in their lives. They know that expressing gratitude opens the door for more beneficial things to enter in their lives. That’s not all, we know optimistic people often manage to find inspiration even in challenging situations. They learn to be grateful for the difficult people in their lives, because optimistic people know that even those who dampen their spirit, still help them to grow.
4. They focus on solutions
In every challenging situation, all of us have a choice to make. We can either focus our attention on the problem or the solution. Optimists choose to focus on solutions. They have no time to find someone to blame for their misfortunes. They have no time to point fingers at others. The only things they care about are, “What can I learn from this?”, “How can I solve this problem?”, “How can I ensure this does not happen again?”
- They serve others
Those who have a bright outlook on life, understand that one of the most practical ways to be hopeful about the future, is to realize they can make a difference in people’s lives – and they do so by serving. Optimists have mastered the art of having a pragmatic view in a negative situation, and they are always ready to help other people see that there is a different way out. They light the path so that other people can see. They are always ready to extend a helping hand when the opportunity arises. An added benefit of serving other people is that it fosters your happiness and optimism.
- They smile
Optimists understand the importance of smiling. They don’t smile because all is well in their lives, they smile because they know the darkness won’t last forever. They smile because they are hopeful. Smiling doesn’t just make you look happy; it makes you feel happy as well. It makes you look more welcoming and kinder and that attracts more positive people into your life. Smiling releases tension and frustration while improving productivity. It helps us think about tough situations differently.
Bet there is an optimistic person who has positively impacted your life! You can have the same impact on your own life and other people’s lives, by adopting the habits discussed above.