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Do Good Things to Other People

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Staying optimistic will most definitely prove tricky sometimes, but if you train your optimism, like you train your body in the gym, you will get better at it - that is a fact!Here is our optimism tip number 4: do good things for other people.Optimism is directly related to our sense of self-worth. When we feel bad about ourselves we will most probably feel pessimistic about the future and the world around us.One of the best ways to feel better about yourself is to do good things for other people, without expecting anything back from them.So next time you feel...

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Have Something to Look Forward To

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Being an optimist can be hard and some days will be darker than others. But if you think about optimism as a habit and train yourself to see the silver lining you will most definitely get better at it over time.Here is our optimism tip numberr 3: Have something to look forward to.No matter how difficult your working day might be, if you have something you love to do planned for the evening or the weekend you will get through the day with ease.Hobbies are incredibly important and hobbies that consume you, challenge you and transport you to a better...

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Choose Positive People

Posted by Elina Pasok on

We started sharing our experience with optimism last week and now it is time for a second instalment of #optimismtips:Optimism tip 2: choose positive peopleThis might seem quite obvious, but it is worth noting: in order to maintain a positive outlook on life you need to surround yourself with positive people.Some friendships last for decades without any tangible contribution to each other's well-being, they usually start as circumstantial (sat next to each other at school, played in the same band, did skateboarding together) and then just linger on. But you need time to develop friendships - and time is a limited...

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Glowing Gone

Posted by Elina Pasok on

Elina: You may know I’ve been working on a number of various projects about environmental issues. My “Breathe!” series is about air pollution, “Modern Gods” project was about anthropogenic disasters and I’m currently in the middle of acrylic/mixed media painting series on endangered animal species.The canvas I finished May '19 is a painting of a coral reef. When Pantone announced Living Coral as the 2019 Colour of the Year, I thought it’s quite ironic given the dire situation of our oceans.Initially, I wanted to paint my new canvas in muted monochrome tones of white dead corals. Soon I realized the...

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Be Conscious About the Media

Posted by Elina Pasok on

There is a reason we called this company Optimist Collective. We consider optimism to be one of the most important traits in the strange world we find ourselves in today. But what is optimism? The definition may vary from person to person, but for us, optimism is a habit and a technique that we practise regularly.We are starting a new tradition of sharing our #optimismtips regularly on our channel.Optimism tip 1: be conscious about the mediaEveryone knows that the blue sky is always there, right above us - even on rainy days, but when you forget that, the world might seem dreary...

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