Celebrate Optimism Month in March

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Celebrate Optimism Month in March

March doesn’t only kick-start springtime. It also signals the time for getting up after the fall because it’s National Optimism Month.

So if your business has experienced downfall for the past months, better stand tall this month. Remember that life will really hit you hard at times. You’re not assured to be always on top. You’re not guaranteed of a steady reputation.

That’s why it’s crucial to reflect on the power of positive thinking. Stay optimistic because if you don’t, things will only get worse. Focusing on the negative events and experiences only hamper your business in achieving success.

Being pessimistic keeps you stuck in identifying and pondering on your problems over and over again. Optimism, on the other hand, persuades you to move forward and do something to alleviate or solve your problem.

This Optimism month, we convince you to embrace the latter idea. Don’t get stuck in the horrible past. Take on an optimistic outlook not just in the workplace but in daily life as well. Doing so doesn’t only help you find more chances to reach your goals. It also paves way for physical and emotional health.

In the spirit of National Optimism Month, we’ve listed some life quotes from famed personalities. And we hope you will seek inspiration in their words of wisdom.

“I don’t think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.” – Patricia Ireland

“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” – Nicholas M. Butler

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” — William Shakespeare

Do you want more help on how to become a happier boss or employee? Here’s a list of mindful practices that will put a smile on your face and start you thinking positively.

1. Always Stay Active

Engaging yourself in vigorous activities is one of the solid ways to boost optimism. There’s this hormone called endorphin that triggers happiness when the body moves.

It goes this way. If you start exercising, your brain recognizes the moment of stress. And as your heart pressure increases, the brain thinks you’re either fighting the enemy or fleeing from it. No wonder why endorphins are touted as the brain’s feel-good chemicals.

As a matter of fact, a study attested to the power of exercise in giving everyone a happiness boost. Researchers from the University of Bristol found that people who exercise tend to become happier, stress-free and productive.

“Critically, workers performed significantly better on exercise days…” said Jo Coulson, a research associate in the University’s Department of Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences. This only shows that staying active doesn’t only make you fit, it also makes you happy and productive.

See. Getting active and exercising will do no harm to you. It’s actually the other way around—benefiting your health and giving you bliss. So make it a point to exercise often to get a happy feeling, especially this National Optimism Month.

Set goals for yourself, again and again, to blaze an optimistic path ahead of you!

2. Do Something Kind

Do your stress and problems tune you out from other people? If yes, then try your best not to do it. Because doing so will only cause you more trouble.

Try to think of it. When you’re mad at the world and the people around you because of a big mishap, you’re only making it worse. In times of hardships, you need someone to rely on. Your co-workers or staff’s help matter. You have to realize that you can’t skyrocket your brand without them.

The catch? Be kind to everyone, including yourself. Never shout at someone over a poorly done work. Don’t spread rumors about your co-employee just because you don’t jive. Avoid blaming yourself for a flop and failed marketing campaign.

Avoid thinking twice of doing random acts of kindness because it’s good for you. In fact, a study said that doing good deeds for others can make you feel good as well. It also evidenced that there’s a certain link between kindness and happiness.

These research findings only imply that kindness makes you happy and happiness makes you kind. Shun away from the negative behaviors to keep yourself always on the positive side. Show some kindness to everyone and especially to yourself.

Incorporate kindness into your everyday life to give off positive energy!

3. Find Your Happy Pill

One way of celebrating the National Optimism Month is by finding your happy pill. But wait, we’re not talking about feel-good drugs here.

You don’t need to take those antidepressants because happy pills can be found in other forms. Look around you. Appreciate the people who support you—your family, friends, loved ones, corporate team, employees or officemates.

These individuals can help you divert your loneliness and disappointment into joy and enchantment. Find strength from them because as the old adage says “No man is an island”. Seek pieces of advice from the people you trust helps you fight the depression.

Do you have a pet at home? That’s good news! Your nonhuman friend can actually lift up your mood. It’s even evidenced in a 2011 study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The study found that pet owners have higher levels of self-esteem than non-pet owners.

But if you don’t have any pet, look in the mirror. The best happy pill is yourself. Spend on things you want to do. Love reading books? Go! Have a passion for cooking? Experiment with a new menu! Whatever it is that you’re passionate about, make time to do it.

Find who or what makes you happy to experience a heightened state of positivity!

4. Enjoy Time Outdoors

Did you know that nature makes people happy? It’s totally true! The fresh air and green scenery that the environment offers can benefit your overall happiness.

According to a piece of research, a five minute-green exercise gives people’s self-esteem and mood a full boost. It also showed that going outside for a walk can wise develop an individual’s creativity, immune system and concentration.

This only proves that you can take advantage of nature’s healing powers this National Optimism Month. Interact with nature because the fact alone of getting exposed to natural light can heal you physically and emotionally.

Don’t confine yourself to a four-walled room doing nothing or meditating things. Drop your phone and enjoy time outdoors instead. Go out for a bike ride or a quick run. Go on a mountain climb or hike. Try forest bathing, camping, sailing, and any other recreational activity.

If you don’t have ample time or budget to try these fun activities outside, worry not—you can still enjoy outdoors. Bring the people or things you love in green spaces near you. Take your dog for a walk. Read your favorite book in your veranda. Invite your beau on a fabulous outdoor picnic.

Get a dose of the sunshine vitamin to become a more positive thinker!

5. Look Back at Your Past

Looking back at your past is yet another ritual to become happy and positive. Believe us. You will laugh at the problems you had before.

Don’t feel afraid to pay a visit to your past. This habit actually allows you to re-examine yourself and realize that there’s more to life than sadness. It’s even a little refreshing to let the past knock on your door again and get something good from it.

Since National Optimism Month calls everyone to stay positive, it really makes sense revisiting your past. Look at your old photos. You will laugh hard at the way you looked or dressed and how much you tried to be cool.

Reminisce about the past. You will smile at the beautiful memories you created and people you’ve met along the way. You will remember the struggles and the victories. You will recall the times that you were incapable of moving on and succeeding, but you did.

Most importantly—you will believe in yourself, ask questions, and write a new story. The past convinces you that you can do greater things. The past gives you the thought on why you’re so hard on yourself. The past sways you to write a new beginning for a better future.

Don’t look at hardships through a negative lens to make a positive change in your life!

Make Positivity an Everyday Habit!

March is National Optimism Month. Use the whole month to realize goodness and forget about unconstructive thoughts.

It’s hard to cope with toxic situations—lost sales opportunities, failed campaigns and unapproved business proposals if you focus on the bad side. Treat the downfall as an opportunity to get up. Take it as a challenge to improve yourself and become better.

There’s actually a lot of ways to do it. First, always stay active. Engaging yourself in healthy and vigorous activities makes you focus on your goal and not on your problems.

Next, do something kind to yourself and other people. Doing this keeps you happy because doing good deeds for others can give a positive boost.

Find time for whatever or whoever makes you happy. They’re more powerful than those antidepressant drugs.

Also, make time to enjoy the outdoors. Have fun under the sun. Capitalize on the spring’s windy weather and bright sun.

Lastly, look back at your past. The memories from the past will not only bring you pleasure but importantly, life lessons as well.

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What’s more? We also have a diverse range of digital solutions and promotional products. We can even tailor fit them according to specific events National Optimism Month.

See. Whatever help you need, the Logo X team can gladly provide it for you! We’ve been in the industry for more than 20 years so you’re ensured to get quality products and services.

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Источник: https://blog.logox.com/national-optimism-month-5-tricks-become-positive-thinker/

March Towards Optimism

Celebrate Optimism Month in March

Guest blog by Laura J. Colker and Derry Koralek

March is National Optimism Month. After a year of dealing with a pandemic and being on the brink of getting children back in classes, a large dose of optimism is what every educator needs. Optimism is the expectation that good things will happen.

It is not, as many tend to think of it, a Pollyannaish belief that life is all rainbows and heart emojis. True optimism is tempered by reality. Optimists can acknowledge problems and still maintain a positive outlook.

It is the backbone of resilience, something we all need this March and year-round.

True optimism is tempered by reality

Optimistic thinking will help you put problems in perspective and address them with solutions that work. You can help children and their families see the positives from the last year.

Together, look for the pluses, such as families were able to slow down and enjoy each others’ company.

Seeing what’s ahead through an optimistic lens will prove immensely helpful as things slowly transition to whatever our new normal is.

Being optimistic will benefit you not just in your job, but in life as well. Hundreds of research studies have shown that optimism improves both our health and quality of life. Health has been a consuming concern this past year. What research tells us, though, is that optimists are less ly to become ill than are pessimists.

And should they become ill, they are more ly to recover. Overall, optimists live nine years longer than pessimists. They also have richer and more rewarding relationships and careers. In addition, optimists are better able to cope with stressful experiences, which is how most everyone would describe daily life these days.

You can learn to be optimistic

Even if you weren’t born that way (only 25% of us are), you can learn to be optimistic. To upend your own negative thoughts takes practice, but is very doable. For example, you might try using a journal. Each time you experience a problem or adversity, describe what happened as factually as possible.

Next, record how you interpreted the situation. Finally, write down what you felt about the situation and how you reacted to it. Afterward, review these entries as objectively as possible.

If, for example, only six of the ten children who signed up for your online science experiment were present, did you spend valuable time trying to track the missing families down? Did you write off the event as a failure because of poor attendance? Or, did you more optimistically assume there were reasons why some children could not attend.  And then, focus on the ways in which the children who did attend linked what they learned in the experiment to earlier knowledge and skills? 

Not only do educators need optimism, but perhaps even more importantly, the children you teach need it.

Because we know that optimism is a skill and can therefore be learned, it is something that you can teach children from as young as age 2-1/2.

If you are wondering how you might do this, Redleaf’s book Making Lemonade: Teaching Young Children to Think Optimistically can guide you through this process.

Through a number of implicit and explicit teaching strategies, you will learn how to convert children’s negative thinking into positive thoughts that will help them flourish and thrive. You don’t need to (nor want to) teach children stand-alone lessons on learning to think optimistically.

Rather, the field-tested activities in the book can be integrated into your ongoing curriculum, so that learning to think optimistically becomes a way of life for the children you teach. Helping children to learn to think optimistically is one of the greatest gifts you can give a child.

So take advantage of National Optimism Month and improve the quality of your life—and that of the children you teach.

Watch a short video of Derry Koralek talking about the importance of teaching optimism and how it can equip children to be more successful learners and healthier individuals.

About the Authors

Laura J. Colker is an international author, lecturer, and trainer in early childhood education.

She is the author, or co-author, of over 150 publications and instructional guides and has contributed to the development of more than 40 educational videos and PBS programs. Dr.

Colker is a co-author of the widely-used The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, now in its sixth edition. Laura and Derry are the co-authors of High-Quality Early Childhood Programs: The What, Why, and How.

Derry Koralek spent more than 14 years writing and editing publications for NAEYC.

  She was the Editor in Chief of Young Children, NAEYC’s peer-reviewed professional journal, and creator and Editor-in-Chief of Teaching Young Children, a magazine for preschool educators.

While at NAEYC, she served as Chief Publications Officer, overseeing the publication of periodicals, books, and digital content. As the President of DGK & Company, she develops early childhood training materials and guidebooks for private groups and for state and federal clients.

About the Book

Making Lemonade: Teaching Young Children to Think Optimistically

Making Lemonade is the first-to-market book on the topic of learned optimism in young children and provides practical, hands-on exercises and activities teachers and families can use to positively affect children. 

Источник: http://redleafpressblog.org/2021/03/17/march-towards-optimism/

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