Do you ever have those days in life, love or business where you just feel as though your optimism is waning, that you've lost your moxie? I was having one of these types of really bad days recently, but in the back of my head I kept telling myself that i need to be optimistic to continue building my business and in order to reach the goals I had set for myself that day.
It made me start thinking about how nice it would be to share with you, some of these tips I use to try to keep perspective! 1.
Do something nice for yourself, then do something nice for someone else.
Often times, if life is getting overwhelming or it is difficult to find the hope and optimism, it is in direct relation to our overlooking our own needs.
We are so busy taking care of others that we forget to take times for ourselves or we just skip a meal.
Research shows that if you take care of yourself, you are better prepared to take care of others.
Doing nice things for others makes us feel good, naturally.
Make your child laugh! I think that I can be in the worst mood, but when I walk into a room and hear my child's laugh, I instantly smile.
Kids are not as inhibited as adults because they have not had enough experiences to begin build up worry, self-consciousness or fear.
Take a walk.
Just getting out of the house and getting some fresh air is enough to clear your head and help you remember to be optimistic.
At the very least, it allows you time to sort through your thoughts and decide if your lack of optimism is rational and productive, chances are its not! 4.
Call a friend or mentor-someone who believes in what you are doing.
Often times we get so bogged down hearing from people who don't "get it" and we loose track of our own thought path.
You need to regroup by contacting a friend or mentor who understands where you are and where you are going.
It is the only way to keep yourself on track and maintain a healthy, positive outlook.
Read One Minute Millionaire by Robert G.
Allen and Mark Victor Hansen.
You'll need a box of tissues near! This is the first of its kind nonfiction/fiction bestseller! It is two types of books in one, but the message it sends is HUGE! I love this book and really think that if you are looking for positive, optimistic content then you'll love it too! 6.
Collect, Keep and read regularly: quotes, sayings and anecdotes from some of your favorite people.
Sometimes reading positive messages from folks you admire can inspire you to be motivated and positive.
Twitter is a great place to find this on short notice; there is never a shortage of positive messages.
Just click the star in the right corner of each tweet you really like, and you will be able to look back at them when you are feeling less than optimistic.
Review, Revise and follow your goals/life plan: maybe you are feeling less than optimistic because you haven't kept to your plan.
Reevaluate your goals and life plans to see how close you are to achieving them.
What is some small activity you can do to get one step closer.
Celebrate small victories that will ultimately lead to your bigger victories.
Celebrate the smallest things that help you on this journey to fulfilling your dreams.
It is difficult to just work toward the picture all the time because sometimes it will take a long time to get there.
It is important that you recognize each building block to the bigger picture and celebrate.
Without this foundation you would have nothing at all.
Remember no matter how bad it seems, someone else has it worse! Just in natural disaster's alone someone, somewhere has you beat! Be happy with what you have and where you are going! Do not dwell on what you have not or wish you had...
this behavior will only lead to sadness.
I know first hand that it is not always easy being optimistic, especially when it seems the world is going to come crashing down on you any minute! But take it from me, the more optimism you find in life, the more likely you are to enjoy life.