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 low and hopeless, pay for a coffee that the person next in line wants to get, talk to a pensioner (they rarely get enough attention), support your friend's charity run by making a donation and reposting the news, help someone with a heavy suitcase up the station stairs, donate blood at your local centre (and save lives), call your parents or close friend and express gratitude for what they've done for you, bring the clothes you no longer wear to a charity shop, volunteer at a soup kitchen.
There are so many good things you can do - you will never run out of options! And you don't really need any extra reasons for this - these DO feel good and make other people happier!
How simple and effective!
What is your favourite optimism technique? How do you cope with the rainy days?
Please share with us in the comments and let's spread some positivity here!