Optimism is the tendency to expect the best possible outcome or dwell on the most hopeful aspects of any situation. And when it comes to Law of Attraction, this is obviously the best possible mental trait we can possibly have. Because like attracts like, if we want wonderful things to happen in our lives, we have to expect and focus on wonderful things. And we must believe wholeheartedly that wonderful things can and will occur. Luckily for us, there are lots of strategies for increasing optimism that we can use to foster this oh-so-important, sunny-side-up mentality!
In today’s podcast episode, I’m going to give you all the details on my three favourite optimism-boosting strategies that I use in my own life – one of which is actually a fun little game that will really shift your energy into high vibrational mode and help you move yourself out of a predominantly negative mindset and into a predominantly positive mindset. Keeping your energy high with respect to your dreams and goals is so important to keeping yourself motivated and inspired to achieving those goals and helping you to create the life that you really want for yourself, so this little game is one of my all-time most recommended methods for vibe shifting!
Learning how to be more optimistic is something we all can do, and something that will help us all to change our lives for the better. Our natural setting as human beings actually is optimism – we’ve just lost sight of that over the years! But using these strategies can help us to regain our natural optimism and start seeing the sunny side of things once again. Just click on the play button below to start listening (8m36s)! 🙂
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What a wonderful podcast! Love these! Oh man, this is great, this is how the successful think and what I used to do; I’ve been seduced by the negativity of parents and grandparents, who lead fear-based lives, so I will not pay attention to negative thoughts when they pop up because I have been so used to hearing them! It is painful how people do not believe, yet I know anything and everything is possible! Thanks!
Thanks, A.! Yes, that negativity thing is particularly pervasive and hard to disassociate from. I’ve been meaning to write a blog post on it for the longest time, but if you haven’t read Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandis yet, I highly recommend it. The first chapter is all about pessimism and fear and why we are so easily influenced by them (there are actual physiological reasons for it). He ties it into this miserable doom and gloom thinking that the whole world seems to be wallowing in these days, and then spends the rest of the book showing all the reasons why it isn’t true, and why, in fact, the world is actually getting better! It was a freaking awesome read, and so refreshing to get some perspective on the world’s big problems. I seriously think this should be on the must-read list of every person on the planet.
Thanks for this, Nathalie! In the past decade, I have seen things get better. I notice people being more open-minded, less fuddy-duddy which I’ve always hated, and more accepting if things. So, I do notice and acknowledge this as well as appreciate it. But there is a long way to go. I know we must accept responsibility for our life, but I take it to the other extreme most of the time and keep blaming myself for stuff I did not have a lot of information on in the past so how could I possibly know? Still, beating oneself up is one of the worst things to do and masters say that above all, you must live and honor yourself. This is the basis of health and prosperity and there is no excuse not to have those. How can it be so hard though? A post would certainly be appreciated!
Instead of blaming yourself for “messing up” in the past, try viewing it as necessary step in your personal evolution. You did the best you could at the time with what you had and what you knew. That’s all anyone could ask of you. And what you learned in the process has helped to bring you to where you are today. Here’s an exercise to try: if you feel the need to look to the past, then try sending love and gratitude to yourself as you were then, and thank her for having taught you what you needed to know to bring yourself to your now. If you’re really upset with something that you did or didn’t do, then work on letting your past self know that you forgive her, and again, send her your love and encouragement. Look at how far you’ve come! You needed her to get you to here. And you are here, so she can’t have done all that bad a job, now can she? 😀
I came across a Note From the Universe the other day that has been sticking with me ever since, and which keeps popping into my head when I feel bad or frustrated about something: “You can’t get this wrong.” And you can’t. Keep that in mind, and it will get easier.
Well, here’s yet another LOA story. I’ve got a contractor here working in the backyard on our chronic drainage problem (the universe finally inspired the landlord to fix after I found a cool absorbable bags online that are taken out of the rent). This guy lives by LOA. Of course, he does not know it, per se, but the fact that he said he doesn’t worry about anything, and later sharing LOA-specific stories with me really uplifted me!
He got to go and enjoy a music festival featuring the Stones just by wanting to go! He brought a date who stated would only accompany him if he provided good and shelter for that weekend. He had none of those, but was just excited about the whole thing. While he was urinating in the men’s room to which he had to lock the door but did not, someone came up from behind him and have him money to get through the entire weekend. He showed me the money clip from 1977. His birthday is7/7. He looked for that person afterwards, but he was nowhere to be found.
I know the job will go well because while he was digging in the backyard, he found a talisman with an eye on a boat, which in the Mediterranean are symbols of good will and luck from God. It is worth repeating these awesome stories. I hope he shares more with me during the job. The key is he just does not worry, because that is an emotion that literally blocks stuff from coming. Note: just stop it! Cool, huh?
Wow — sounds like your contractor has lots of great examples of how this can work when you don’t sweat stuff and just trust that things will work out. Definitely LOA in action! (You do realize that you’re coming across more and more of these examples in your life because you’ve started looking for them and are expecting them now, right? More LOA in action — WOO-HOO! 😀 )
Thanks, Nathalie! Yes, it is cool!
Now, if only I can deal better with my two neighbors on each side. One is nosy and loud with a dog that barks all day and the other is only nice when she wants something, giving such a cold shoulder otherwise, it sends chills down my spine. How to deal with these two? Any tips? I can’t even enjoy my back or front yard because of them and that is sad. I am my awesome self with the former and it goes okay, but with the latter, it takes a few minutes to allow the knot created in my stomach to undo itself.
Same thing as with your cats. Focus on what the best outcome would be for everyone and put your energy into that. Then start paying attention to any little “coincidences” that crop up (like overheard conversations, etc.) that could point you in exactly the right direction.