How to Become Optimist

It is a stated fact that optimists have lower pain limit, more successful carrier and greater achievements in personal life. It is also know that the belief only in positive aspects of life or the habit to be depressed is defined on the genetic level. However, it is in your power to defeat this program and become an optimist.

The stress tolerance allows you not only to save your nerves. In difficult situations optimists usually behave more reasonable than pessimists. Pessimists find it harder to face the problems because when sometimes goes wrong they sink into depression and start blaming themselves. Of course, with such attitude towards problems it is extremely difficult for them to compete with optimists. However, you should note that you can also be a born optimist or a self-made one. As it is impossible to change your genetic pattern you will have to work on controlling your thoughts. If you are clever enough to understand that you are not a realist but a miserable whiner, it means that half the battle is won. Now you have only to develop a habit to remember it every time you feel the attack of dark thoughts. View your pessimism as a kind of disease and use logics and self-analysis as a medicine. In the beginning it will be difficult to catch yourself at being pessimistic but with time it will develop into some reflex.

One of the characteristic features of your brain is making unpromising predictions. It constantly says that everything goes wrong. You should make it accept that you are good at controlling the situation. In order to achieve this aim, remind yourself about your personal victories more often. It is obvious that you have plenty good things to remember about. So, you need as many victories as possible. Set the goals you know you will be able to achieve. In order to become an optimist you should transform into a realist first.

If you face some problem, you should concentrate as it is an excellent opportunity for your pessimist to attack you. You should counterattack – find something positive in your present situation. For instance, if you got fired, remember how many times you said you hated your job and be glad to receive a break.

In your battle against pessimism you can use the instinct of imitation as well which is characteristic of every human being. We all constantly copy the behavior of people surrounding us, without even noticing it. That’s why it is essential to communicate with real optimists as often as possible.

If there are no positively thinking friends in the vicinity, use a simple trick –smile. Your happy face expression will fool your brain and make it produce a doze of endorphins which are also known as the hormones of happiness.

In order to believe that everything will be all right, it is useful to believe in yourself for a start. Work on your self-esteem and praise yourself for every achievement, even if it is something minor.


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