Reasons To Be Optimistic About Future
Winston Churchill once said, “a pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Optimism is the personality trait that is shown by people who have a habit of expecting that good thing will happen in the near future. Pessimism is the opposite of optimism, which is a habit of expecting or believing that bad things will happen. Here are some valid reasons to be optimistic about the future.
Recent studies show that optimists and pessimists approach issues in totally different manners. Also, their ability to deal positively with difficult situations varies as a result.
Being optimistic about things helps you improve your immune system, prevents chronic diseases like heart attacks, enhances your character, helps in personality development and helps you cope up with bad and negative thoughts. Optimistic people are happier, get more social support, are less anxious, stressed and depressed.
Optimism makes it possible to have faith that however the worse times are, they will improve by motivating people to transform the bad situations into good ones, for example, to be particular about the health routines and to approach a doctor or a therapist to seek health advice, or address life problems like mental conditions or disorders early before they get out of hand.
Being optimistic helps to inspire and encourage people to take positive actions and primary actions without plummeting the sense of being helpless which people often experience when they feel totally out of control, emotionally and mentally.
Optimistic thoughts and opinions also help a person improve his ability to make friends and develop supportive relations with others as it motivates a person to think he/she is likable in other's eyes. Having friends reduces the risk of becoming prone to diseases, particularly chronic diseases.
And lastly, optimism affects the body and influences the immune system of a person. Forensic research proves that optimists get affected lesser by the contagious diseases as compared to pessimists. Pessimistic people generally have a lower immune activity as compared to optimists. This fact is correct irrespective of momentary emotional or mental states or physical health of a person.
You may do the following things to feel optimistic about the future:
*Always try to have a positive attitude
*Visualize how your future would look like
*Connect with a therapist or a life coach
*Set and achieve tasks and goals
*Avoid feeling negative about your present
*Take responsibility for your own doings
*Work in a positive environment
*Be flexible and learn to adjust
*Create a to-do list or an accomplishment list
*Always keep yourself first
*Accept yourself as you are
In order to excel in the above-mentioned activities, you can also take personality development training . It would help you in becoming an optimistic and positive human being along with building your character and enhancing your personality. Undergoing personality development training would help you deal with all kinds of negative and anxious thoughts about the future. It is easy to get rid of the habit of pessimism and become an optimist. All you have to do is to argue against your negative or pessimistic ideas as and when they pop up in your head.
This process has several steps:
- First of all, learn to identify which thoughts are bad or pessimistic. You may call this self-awareness step.
- Next, when you have recognized a pessimistic thought, analyze it thoroughly to check how rational that particular thought is. And then question yourself if there is actually any reason behind that thought being pessimistic. If your answer is not affirmative, then you may be able to find a solution to dispute through it.
- Lastly, all your unfair, exaggerated or overstated thoughts or feelings must then be amended with more true and real ones.
This training is highly recommended for kids. Personality development in kids is very essential and of utmost importance. There are plenty of reasons to motivate our children to think optimistically, one of them being ever-lasting positive effects on the physical and mental well-being of the kids.
There is a very close connection between how optimistically the children think and how happy, healthy and long their lives are, along with how well they perform in academics, sports, and other extra-curricular activities. It has a great impact on the future.
To help your child think optimistically, you may do the following:
The tumbler is half empty or half full? Whenever something bad takes place, does your kid views it as a model of their whole life, do they think the bad luck is inescapable, constant, and personally focused towards them? Do they often question themselves, “why always me”? if you come across your child behaving in such a manner, then there are high chances of him being pessimist, and you must help them cope up with this problem.
For somebody who constantly gets negative thoughts about themselves or forms negative opinions or viewpoints about others needs to understand the importance of being positive in life. They need to be educated regarding the meaning and importance of optimism.
As a parent, you must help your kid see that he is not powerless in any kind of situation and has the ability and capability to achieve anything in life if he has the true desire for it.
If your child is a pessimist, there is a possibility of them complaining about not being able to make any friends at school or other places; or having skeptical thoughts that no one is going to like them.
To reduce pessimism, you can challenge 4 thought patterns that are generally a leading cause of pessimistic thinking:
The principles and beliefs that you hold about yourself are the ones that control your future, your fortune, your relations, and your friendships. Your thinking process and how strongly you trust your ambitions, your dreams, goals, and your capabilities to achieve them determines if you will be able to achieve them or not. And thus, keeping in mind all these reasons to be optimistic about the future, remember that positive thinking controls your future.
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