Are You Shining Bright Today?

10 ways to keep your optimism high and your attitude great

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Every day is a challenging day for millions of people around the world. There are so many things to do, goals to accomplish, and people to meet.

It is easy to get frustrated in life. There can be train delays, car troubles, relationship issues, and money problems.

There are ways to keep your hopes up and your energy high. When things go south, you need to be resilient and strong, like an animal in the wild who must learn to survive.

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Here are some suggestions on keeping your optimism high and your energy in the right place:

  • Smile and greet those around you. You never know how someone else is feeling, but I’m sure you know that a smile can mean a lot to someone. I love it when people smile and how the positive energy goes up.
  • Look on the bright side. It’s so easy to get down on things and fall in a rut. Keep in the sunny side.
  • Celebrate every little win. Did you get some new sales today? That’s great! Did your team exceed your goals? That’s wonderful.
  • Keep positive. Get rid of all those negative thoughts in your head that bounce around in there. Don’t let those thoughts fester.
  • Avoid negative talk. In tough times, people sometimes start talking about how they don’t like this or that. Zip it! Be thankful you have a job and get to work.
  • Try not to overthink. Try not to think of all the connotations of what the supervisors or managers are doing with this decision or that one. Keep your eyes on your work and your job.
  • Win a lot. Be a part of the winning team and do what you can to help the company do well and succeed.
  • Emulate successful people. Look who is getting sales and promotions and try to do what they do. Learn their techniques and strategies.
  • Network more. You don’t have to get online and network with strangers. I recommend some networking online and some in person. Just be active, out, and about.
  • Work hard. You have a job and career for a reason and that reason is to do work.

Try and use these ideas in your daily life. Let me know if they work, and please share what you do on a regular basis to get through the day.

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writer and novelist. traveler and adventurer. looking for fun in the sun. chasing the dream. can't stop the feeling that time is going faster.

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