How to become an optimist

Research shows that life goes better for optimists. I used to be very pessimistic. I am changing. Here’s my plan:

  1. Limit your exposure to negative things. Seek out positive things.
  2. Cultivate optimistic friends.
  3. Be thankful. Write down one thing a day in a notebook by your bed.
  4. Exercise. Get some fresh air.
  5. Persevere. Don’t give up. Try a new way. Let go.
  6. Help others. Encourage them. Compliment them – genuinely.
  7. Listen to “positive” music. Dance. Sing.
  8. Laugh! Practice makes perfect.

For me the last item is key and I do this by participating in an awesome weekly Laughter Club. What are some of your ideas?

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