Let’s face it. We all are not as optimistic and beaming with happiness as we should be. We all have some of that annoying pessimistic streak in us which causes our thoughts to be cluttered with gloom, and makes us always see the dark side of situations. Probably many of us have read articles and books on how to become more optimistic and radiant, but we all thought it was unrealistic and way too much work, nothing you would want dive into or even give a try, because you cannot even imagine how to be cheery and blithe all the time.
Well, my answer is that you truly can’t always be sunny and light hearted, but you can certainly try to prevent being grouchy so frequently, and you can always try to start the day out smoothly. You don’t have to look for the bright side in things all the time, but you can definitely dial down some in the darkness and doom. You don’t have to smile all day, but you can at least swipe that miserable scowl off your face. Because you don’t have to be surly or depressed all the time, either!
But don’t think that being more positive will not pay you anything back in return for the work; it also has some positive effects on your appearance as well, because if you take on a lighter and more merry attitude, it will show, from the way your eyes have a new sparkle in them, to the way you communicate and present yourself to the world. If you think more positively, you will gain the self-confidence you have dreamed of having, so there will be a more determined spring in your step, and a more pleasant look on your face. You will certainly be nicer to be around, with your better outlook on life, and you will feel less-stressed now because of learning not to constantly doubt yourself or relentlessly worry over things.
Now, I am not saying that everything will suddenly be wonderful when you become optimistic; of coarse, you’ll still have your dramatic moments and grumpy days, but hopefully less often than before, for instead of brooding over if you passed the test or not, you will be trying to have a little fun with friends or studying for the next one willingly, and instead of sulking angrily when you lost a board game, you will just except that you lost and move on. You won’t let hard times get the best of you, and will grow stronger and more radiant.