The Practical Optimist

By December 16, 2015 January 17th, 2017 No Comments

Optimists have a positive expectation that things will turn out all right in the end. They see their lives regarding why things are getting better and better.

Who wouldn’t feel this attitude makes the heart sing and their body feel good and experience greater wellness?

Optimism and good health both require resilience, the ability to adapt and grow in the face of adversity, to bounce back after setbacks. Studies show that pessimists are more likely to develop chronic illnesses and higher stress, pain, and inflammation than optimists. Happiness research has found that true happiness comes 90% from within and only 10% from external things.

While you do not have total control over outer events, you still have control over inner events. What you think, feel, and how you chose to respond to what occurs around you greatly impacts your life and your health. The more self-reliant you feel you are, the more you create and experience the life you want!

When you feel you are powerless, you are more likely to have more negative experiences and emotions. So why not put a positive spin on everything and see all in a positive light? Expect a good outcome and watch what happens.

What things do you love to do? What activities brighten and cheer you up? How many of these joyful activities have you done today, this week, this month? Try singing this motto all day long “If it is to be, it is up to me!” … and see if that doesn’t shift your attitude, altitude, and atmosphere! The brighter your perspective, the more you are likely to attract people, events, and opportunities to feel good!

You deserve to feel excellent, wherever you are and whatever you do. By paying closer attention to being thankful for all the positive things that happen to you daily, you shift your focus to thinking more creatively and magnetizing more real things and feelings.

Try this today: write down the ten blessings this evening. Put a star by the biggest one and then joyfully say and feel “Thank-you!” As you drift off to sleep and then wake in the morning, reflect on the feeling these blessings give you. It is this feeling that creates happy and healthy cells in your body. Continue this each day.

Being a practical optimist is one of life’s best medicines!  It really does shift your attitude and perspective. The more you pay attention to good things, the more this heightens your awareness of good things and feelings. What you think about, you bring about. Life is like a boomerang.

Send out positivity and positivity comes back to you. It is the feeling tone that scores the points.


Topics: Pain/Inflammation, Stress