Sometimes, being optimistic in the face of everything going on in the world and in our personal lives is difficult. It’s good to question or be skeptical of certain people and situations that appear in our lives, but it can also cause you to miss some of the good things in life.
At the same time, part of creating an optimistic ageless lifestyle after 50 is having an ageless mind and an ageless spirit. And neither of those is possible if your head is a negative place to be.
Living an optimistic life as opposed to a pessimistic one can actually lessen your chances to develop diseases and chronic conditions later in life. You’ve likely been around pessimistic people and left their presence feeling down or that the world is less bright because of their outlook. Stress hormones that lead to disease and premature aging are activated by negativity and the dreaded 'what if'.
Next time you're wondering how to live an optimistic ageless life, these tips will help.
Here are some simple proven ways to live a more ageless lifestyle with optimistic thoughts:1
Don’t assume you’re going to fail. You may have failed at business, sports, hobbies or relationships in the past, but the future is a clean slate. Plus every day you become wiser than you were the day before.
Don’t think your negative thoughts into reality and produce a negative outcome by spending time fantasizing a negative movie in your head.
Positive affirmations help. If you’re a pessimistic person, try repeating short phrases designed to remind you that you’re moving toward being more positive. Affirmations such as, “I control my attitude toward my life.” Or, "I love myself and I can do anything I put my mind to!"
Keep busy. An idle mind can get into all sorts negative imagining and begin to take those thoughts seriously. Engage in positive activities such as volunteering, taking a class, visiting friends or family, reading a positive, uplifting book or exercising.
Reach out to others who are positive thinkers. When you hear another person expressing pessimistic thoughts, share a different perspective with them. It will also help you from turning toward pessimistic thoughts.
Think about what you do have control over. Rather than thinking about what might happen to you, think instead of what you can do to make positive things and events happen in your life. It’s being part of your own personal solution rather than the cause of your negative thoughts.
Smile and be happy. Studies have proven that when you smile, you actually begin to feel happier. For one thing, others will usually smile back at you. You’ll be seen as a kinder and happier person – and, who knows – you might start to believe it.
Don’t let life pass you by. If you continue with pessimistic thinking, you could wake up one day and realize you’ve lived a miserable life. Every single minute counts and if you spend most of it brooding about what might have been, you’ll have wasted precious time.
Taking action on your positive thoughts is imperative to living an optimistic life and having an optimistic future. For example, if you want to go back to school, you may be thinking you’re too old, not smart enough or don't have time enough. But what if you completely turn that around and tell yourself the opposite?
Follow these steps to have an ageless mind and an ageless spirit because at the end of your life the only regrets you have will be for the things you didn't attempt. Take action to live an optimistic and fuller life now.
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