Let’s face it, the world can be a negative place. That’s why it takes people like us to buck up and be positive. Positivity can be contagious. One teeny tiny good deed or positive act has the power to make someone feel good and transform their day, inspiring them to do something nice for someone, and so on and so forth. So why not be the person to start the trend? Here are 10 ways that you can spread optimism throughout the day.
Be optimistic – Spreading optimism starts with you. Change your perception of the world and you’ll change how you react to things. Know that a bad day is just one day and seeing what you can learn from it will help transform you negative feelings into positive ones that you can share with those around you.
Listen to positive music – Upbeat tunes can do wonders to change your mood. Crank up the music, share it with your friends, get up and dance! It will do amazing things to lift your spirits and spread the optimism.
Give a genuine compliment – Whether it’s from a friend or a stranger, receiving a compliment feels good and helps to put a little bounce in your step. So don’t be afraid to give someone a compliment.
Do a good deed – Hold the door open for someone, shovel your neighbour’s entrance, go out of your way to give someone a helping hand. Selfless acts show that you care about the happiness of others. Plus, it’s these acts that can truly make someone’s day.
Smile more – There’s plenty of magic in your smile. Each time you smile, it’s like throwing a feel-good party in your brain. It can lift your mood and the moods of those around us, plus it’s even been said that it can help lengthen you life.
Give a hug – Hugging is more beneficial than you think. Each hug that lasts more than 20 seconds has the ability to convey emotion and feelings that can’t be expressed through words. It’s also been proven that hugging increase the production of serotonin, which improves mood and boosts self-esteem.
Spread optimism – Share a feel-good video, inspiring article or motivating quote. It makes people smile and acts as a reminder that life really isn’t that bad.
Just listen – There are way too many people out there ready to offer advice. But the truth is that sometimes all you need is someone to listen, but also to hear you. Why not be that person?
Gain a little perspective – When a problem arises, it’s easy to make it into a bigger deal than it really is. It’s only after talking about it that we tend to realize that things often aren’t as bad as they seem. Talk it out with a friend, have a laugh and figure out what you can learn from the situation.
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