How do you make optimism a habit in your life?
Maybe you find being positive easy, or perhaps it feels forced at times. Even for me, there are days where I struggle to “walk the talk”. So what helps?
Here are 3 ways to make optimism a habit:
1. Optimism grows from thankfulness. Be aware of all the opportunities you have in your life to be grateful. Express them!
2. Smile. Yes, smiling releases dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin which have a physiological impact. Even a forced smile works.
3. Surround yourself with positive words. What we think is important. When you find yourself dwelling on the negative, replace it with positive statements. Scripture verses work for me and a few days ago I wrote an article with 25 Sticky Postive Thoughts to see if any of them resonated for you. From your responses to that post, it seemed like you liked the idea.
In response to those who emailed after the article, “25 Sticky Positive Thoughts” – I created a PDF to print out cards with the statements.
You can download and print the cards yourself – and make them as pretty as you choose…– click HERE.
As a little extra gift for one person, I’ve created a
pretty little paper package including the 25 cards – just leave a comment below or send me an email (Lori @ Big Picture Practical dot com) and I’ll pick one person – randomly – and mail it to that person!
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Make optimism a habit!
Here’s the video where I learned how to make the little envelope…