At times, one cannot help but struggle to see the optimism surrounding us in our day to day lives,
especially when things often take a slight detour from how we imagine them playing out. However
the art of ‘Positive Thinking’ benefits not only ourselves, but also those around us, creating a highly
contagious energy. By embracing 5 simple factors, a life of endless optimism will be more
attainable than you might realise, and mastering such an art will allow you to relax and enjoy life
just as much as you enjoy your favourite cup of tea!
1. Make Affirmations A Daily Occurrence – Each and every day, whether it be consciously or sub
consciously, we make many negative statements about ourselves, those around us or even the
current circumstances of our lives. We all have vast reasons to be grateful, so as a means to
stay positive, it is important that we acknowledge these, and make positive statements using
adjectives such as ‘grateful’ and ‘happy’ so we can ‘feel’ the emotion of the words used.
Negativity breeds itself, so state the positives in your life to be reminded of how fortunate you
2. Start Your Day On A Positive – I am the first to admit that mornings are not my speciality but
how you start your day determines how the rest of it will play out. Do you dread the tasks and
day that lies ahead, or do you wake being thankful and excited to make the most of a new day
with those you love? Think about the possibilities and opportunities you could make from the
day and allow them to motivate you.
3. Choose Wisely Those Around You – Often a cliche, those whom you surround yourself with
really do impact your outlook and approach to life. How you feel, what you think and what you
say depends on who you often surround yourself with. When I spend time around positive,
happy and supportive people, I feel energised and encouraged. This optimism that I receive is
instantaneous and so simple to nurture.
4. Expect For Yourself The Absolute Best – We can all achieve the absolute best in life if we
expect it. Ask yourself what it is that you seek, whether it be in your day or in your life. Expect
the best by focusing purely on the outcome you desire. If you always expect the worst, how can
you break the cycle of receiving just this?
So as you sit down with your afternoon cup of tea, contemplate the presence of these factors in
your day to day life, and evaluate the necessary changes you must make to master the art of