How to Be Optimistic and Love Your Life: Do The 30-Day Optimism Challenge

This post is sponsored by Frost Bank. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

Are you a person that looks at a glass half full or half empty? If you’re the latter, then it’s time to do some mind reset!

This past year and a half, I’ve learned so much about the power of thoughts and emotions and how they affect our reality…our lives in general. Believe it or not, the mind is so powerful that it can direct your life in a positive or a negative way. There is both a spiritual and scientific proof to this. Quantum scientific studies proved that your thoughts become your reality and if you have never heard of that before, I highly recommend that you look it up.

You’ve probably heard of the law of attraction too and the famous movie The Secret. Whether you like it or not, this is real stuff. But don’t take my word for it. Do a research and put it into action.

Basically, the law of attraction is a universal law that says that what you think or focus on, you attract. So if you think negative thoughts, you attract negative experiences in your life. If you think positive thoughts, you attract positive experiences in your life. Napoleon Hill said “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Buddha said “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” The Bible said in Proverbs 23:7 “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”

These are not just feel good quotes. Studies by famous neuroscientists past and present have proven that our mind affects our reality so if you’re on the pessimistic side, it’s time to rewire your brain.

Wait, what? You can re-wire your brain? 

I can personally attest to this. Although I am more on the positive thinker side, disappointing and painful experiences in the past have caused me to think negative thoughts in some area and trust me, it was a battle at first to think positive thoughts but as I practice more optimism, it became easier. Do I ever get it all the time? Absolutely not. However, I’m always able to bounce back, usually within seconds of having negative thoughts.

Back to science, studies have also shown that  when you focus on a certain thought over and over again, your brain literally physically develops some hard “wire” (protein/neurons) which then over a period of time, automatically transmits the same thoughts to you and becomes your norm. Have you heard of muscle memory? It kinda works like that. So when you feel like you have a melancholic personality, you’re always lonely, etc – it’s because you’ve practiced it for so long that you thought it’s you and your personality. But it is far from the truth.

So how do you re-wire your brain for a more successful life? 

I’m not a scientist. However, what I’ve been studying about the quantum physics (a.k.a the science of thought and emotions) for my own personal benefit and I’ve put into practice and have been seeing results in my overall well-being, my career, life and marriage in general.

It is possible to re-wire your brain. It is possible to become a better you. It takes practice but a good place to start is to always think positive thoughts. Optimism is the first step towards having better experiences come into your life.

Let’s define optimism. Mr. Webster defined optimism as hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something. Doesn’t that sound soooooo good?

I mean, I’d rather be hopeful that something good is going to come out of any situation rather than think of doom and gloom!

If you’ve been experiencing bad things here and there or you feel like you’re just an unlucky person. Stop and take the time to evaluate the way you’re thinking. Reflect on what thoughts you’ve been focusing on. Are you focusing more on the good or the bad? What is your brain chatter normally like? Do you normally think thoughts like, “I’m not good enough” or “I wish I have what they have” or “Why do I always get the bad stuff?”.

Upon your reflection, if you realize that you focus more on the negative, take a day or two to stop from your daily routine to breathe deep, go outside of yourself, and put things in perspective.

This is not easy at first, especially, if you’re not normally an optimistic person. It would be  great to join a group of people that have the same goal in mind. Frost Bank is launching their 30-Day Optimism Challenge and I highly recommend that you join! I personally signed-up too and can’t wait to do it, beginning August 6!

It is empowering to join forces with other individuals who are becoming optimistic and trying to make a positive change in the world.

So here’s how the 30-Day Optimism Challenge works: 

Every day for 30 days, you will receive a challenge to do an act of optimism in your inbox. Sometimes, it’s the smallest acts of kindness that we tend to forget that make a huge difference in our lives and in the life of others. Acts such as making a phone call to a family member you haven’t talked to in a long time, donating stuff that you haven’t used in awhile, buying coffee for someone, writing down a health goal, etc. It isn’t something that you can’t do!

Join me in the 30-Day Optimism Challenge, will ya? Optimism is good for the soul.

And imagine hundreds and thousands of optimists joining their optimistic minds together and affecting the world for the better…wouldn’t you want to be a part of that? Wouldn’t you want to be a part of a good change?

Click here to sign-up and let’s make the world a better place starting August 6!

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2 Comments

    • Lynne Gabriel
      Author
      August 5, 2018 / 10:16 PM

      Totally agree Ivana! Thank you for sharing your comment!

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