Having Trouble Keeping Your Chin Up?

No two people are the same and that applies to many aspects of life, including one’s level of optimism. Some people are able to find a silver lining in every cloud, and never regard the glass as being half-empty. Others, meanwhile, tend to be more cynical about the future and have trouble seeing the good things in life.

Are you having trouble keeping your chin up? If so, the following tips can help you to feel better and more optimistic about the future:

Be selective

Are there certain people and situations that tend to make you feel sad and hopeless? If so, do your best to avoid them. This may lead to some awkward situations, but in the end, it will be worth it.

Keep your mind focused on the positive

Do you have anything coming up in the near future that will make you happy? For example, a trip or a visit with friends? Even though it might still be a few days away, try to keep this at the forefront of your mind. That will help you to make you feel happier in the present moment.

Get some exercise

Physical activity is not only good for your body, it is good for your brain. When you exercise, the body produces endorphins. These are the so-called “feel-good” chemicals that help to improve mood. So by getting out there and doing something physical, you will not only be helping your body, but also making yourself feel better in the process.

Think about tough times from the past that you have survived

Another way to deal with potentially unpleasant situations is to remember that you are a survivor and you have made it through such times before. As a result, the chances are very good that you will do so again quite successfully.