Are you an Optimist or a Pessimist? Do you try to see the positive side of life or are you dragged down by the negative side of life?
It’s hard to be positive all the time when life throws challenges at us and I think it’s only human to be ‘down’ at times.
Right now, in Australia, we are preparing to vote in The Voice Referendum on whether to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of Australia in the Constitution through an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.
The Voice will be an independent, representative body for First Nations peoples.
- It would advise the Australian Parliament and the Government.
- It would give First Nations peoples a say on matters that affect them.
This has unfortunately caused division within the community and at times it has been very difficult to feel optimistic about the future of our Country and it’s First Nations people. Something which should have been addressed long ago.
However, despite all the negative that is happening across the globe, our mindset and how we view life plays a huge part in our happiness.
This month’s theme from Action for Happiness is about being Optimistic. It’s about setting goals that you can look forward to.
Optimistic is an adjective that describes someone who has a positive outlook on life, expecting good things to happen, and believing that things will generally work out for the better. It refers to a mindset characterized by hope, confidence, and a focus on the positive aspects of a situation.
Optimists tend to approach challenges with enthusiasm and see setbacks as temporary obstacles that can be overcome.
As an Action for Happiness Volunteer, part of my role is to share ways to be kind and find happiness. Each month I share the Action for Happiness Calendar which provides daily prompts to help you enrich your life and find joy.
Optimism – 3 top tips with Vanessa King
In the following video, Vaness King, a board member at Action for Happiness and author of our Ten Keys to Happier Living book details her 3 top tips to stay optimistic. They include:
- Cultivating a sense of agency and control in our lives
- Building our sense of connectedness with Nature
- Spotting beauty and excellence around us
Optimistic October – Action for Happiness Calendar
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Will you take the challenge for October and try to include a more positive and optimistic mindset into your life? I’d love to hear from you and your ideas on staying optimistic in a difficult world.
I selected my featured image because the colour is so uplifting and hope it brings joy and positive thoughts to you as it does to me.
Sending love and happiness to you my dear friends…