Use quotes to remind yourself how to be optimistic.
Maybe ifduring a particularly tough day someone mentions some sayingthat gives you a rare boost of motivation, write it down. Hereare a few inspirational sayings:Even the longest journey begins with a single step.Life has a way of reminding one that it can be worse.Until one understands the low and darker side of life, the appreciation of the awe-inspiring highs willremain stagnant.Every cloud has a silver lining.
Look happy. Studies have shown that putting a positive expression on your face can actuallymake you feel happier and more optimistic about the future.
Practice by conveying these ideas to others. If you hear someone being pessimistic, counsel thembased on these steps. Sometimes it's easier to understand a perspective if you explain it tosomeone else first.
No matter how odd this may sound, listen to optimistic music (that you like) and read books thathave a least a little optimism in them.
Pass a blessing on to a friend or stranger, let somebody have that parking space, let somebody infront of you in line at the market. Doing nice things for others is an instant pick me up.
Only you can make the situation better, so smile and make the situation better!
Count your blessings, each and every little one. Focusing on the good things in your life, no matterhow small or seemingly insignificant, will help frame a better attitude and take your mind off of thenegatives.
Avoid negative people. If you can't avoid them, learn how to not let them get you down.While it istrue that you create your own circumstances, accept that the past is the past. Don't let negativecircumstances trigger irrational guilt or pessimism.
Don't confuse pessimism with depression. Depression can make everything look worse than it is.
Realize that it's not about what happens to you, it's about how you react to what happens.