Optimism is good for your health! A recent study shows that it boosts our immune systems. Other previous studies show that optimistic people are more successful and highlight tons of other benefits of seeing things in a positive light, including an overall feeling of greater purpose in life.
I believe passionately in the power of optimism. There is nothing that raises your vibration more quickly than an overriding belief that, no matter what has happened in the past, no matter who you are, and no matter what circumstances you find yourself in, things can and will get better and everything along the way is working in your favour!
The thing I love about optimism is that nothing has to actually happen for you to feel great about your life and what’s around the corner. Hope is a kind of longing for something to happen, whilst optimism is the absolute certainty that it’s on its way in – with whipped cream and cherries on top!
Alongside the level of vibrational energy optimistic people emit, they are more likely to be out there doing rather than sitting at home convincing themselves that it’s not worth it because the likelihood is nothing will work out anyway. And that’s important, because the only word of caution that goes along with optimism is that optimism alone should never be used as a substitution for what else you can bring to the table in terms of your own effort.
Here are a few things to bear in mind about optimism
1/ It’s not about who’s right. The only certainty in life is that you never know what can be done until you try, but if you start from a conviction that you’ll find a way, you probably will.
2/ The fantastic news is that optimism can be learned. You can challenge any negative or pessimistic thoughts that float through your head and replace them with positive ones until it becomes second nature.
3/ Evidence now shows that it’s good for you! I can’t think of a more persuasive point than that to convince you to leap in!
Lots of love,
“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose” Kahlil Gibran
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