10 Ways To Spread Optimism

10 Ways to Spread Optimism

There are so many little things that you can do to make someone’s day and spread optimism. And by doing that you can make that person feel a little less stressed, upset or simply get someone out of a bad mood. In turn, it could mean that they would also spread a little bit of positivity to others. So, let’s get spreading that optimistic feeling!

  1. Do a good deed – Doing a good deed that would make someone’s day can trigger a domino effect. Get your good deed checklist here!
  2. Share positive messages online – Whether it’s a video of cats, inspirational quotes or clips of people doing deeds for others, share it. It could make your followers think differently about the world.
  3. Call someone you haven’t spoken to in a while – Surprise that friend or family you haven’t chatted to for a long time. And make sure you phone them, not just text (lazy bones!)
  4. Smile at people – One thing I know people love is being given a smile. It’s something we don’t do nowadays but I think we should try a little more!
  5. Share the love – Give positive comments on social media. Too often nowadays hate has overthrown comments of positivity.
  6. Hug – Hugs make people feel loved, safe and wanted. I’m definitely a hugger!
  7. Be optimistic yourself – It’s easy to tell others to be optimistic but having a positive attitude yourself helps too.
  8. Play positive music – Uplifting songs naturally helps increase mood as well as productivity so why not put on some happy tunes when you’re next in the office!
  9. Make someone a cuppa – Tea is the balm of the soul. A warm, caffeinated drink made out of the blue gives a feeling of comfort and sharing.
  10. Be there – Being there for someone in need of companionship is worth more than all the money in the world. Just listening to someone who feels alone or who needs to vent will increase their faith in others.

Just sharing a bit of positivity can help spread optimism. Start today!

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  • Reply Kate December 28, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Lovely post! I think these are all great ways to spread positivity around 🙂 thanks for sharing this


    • Reply Laura December 29, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you for your comment! <3 xxx

  • Reply Liza December 28, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    This is such a great post Laura 🙂 I’m all about bring more happiness and optimism into the world, and these are very easy but effective tips! I hope you had a great Christmas xxx

    • Reply Laura December 29, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      Aww thank you! I’m glad you liked it! I hope you had a lovely Christmas! xx

  • Reply Kathleen January 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Such a joy and way to start the New Year.

  • Reply Kathleen January 2, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I loved your post! Great advice and many so so easy to do. I would add that every time you do something to spread optimism, jot it on a little piece of paper and shoot it into a box that you can read next New Year’s Eve. You’ll be delighted to know that you’ve done so much in a year to improve the lives of others.

    • Reply Laura January 2, 2016 at 10:49 pm

      Hi Kathleen, thanks for your comment 🙂 That’s a nice idea! Happy New Year xxx

  • Reply Donna January 2, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    We all need a cup of good cheer these days. Thank you for your lovely reminder that a simple offer of love will lift a struggling or lonely heart. We never know when a selfless act of kindness will bring sunshine to others. Happy 2016 to everyone!

    • Reply Laura January 2, 2016 at 10:49 pm

      Aww thank you Donna! Happy New Year! xx

  • Reply regina January 2, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    too often I listen to sad melodies and wistful songs, I have only recently realised what it is doing to my mood 🙂 good post!

  • Reply pat. January 3, 2016 at 12:22 am

    Smiles really work.

  • Reply Lois January 3, 2016 at 12:25 am

    I copied your list of suggestions for sending them positive vibes to have as a reminder when with friends and family. Thank you

  • Reply natalie aka hungryhippie January 3, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Really love this post so much. “Tea is balm of the soul”….ahhh. <3 <3 <3
    All the heart eyes to you.

  • Reply rosemary January 3, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    It is for sure the little things that make a difference! wonderful post!

  • Reply Fran || FrannyMac January 4, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Such a lovely post!
    These little things do make a big difference to your day and other peoples 🙂
    ♥ Fran – http://www.frannymac.com xx

  • Reply Halee January 4, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    I love me a good, cheery post! I am currently living in Germany and people here don’t normal smile at strangers. I always get the craziest of looks from locals when on the running trail and I flash them a smile. It makes me giggle.

  • Reply Iesha January 4, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Oh my goodness!
    You don’t know how excited I was to see this post in my feed

    Iesha Moustafa | The Proud Outsider

  • Reply Hilary January 5, 2016 at 5:41 am

    What a refreshing post! There needs to be more like this around. Thanks for sharing! x

  • Reply Jess January 5, 2016 at 11:54 am

    I love this!! And I have to agree, there are few things in life that tea can’t fix.

    Jess xo

  • Reply Camellia January 5, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Optimism is really important for we can reach our goals 🙂 Great post!


    • Reply Laura January 9, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      Thank you Camellia 😀 xx

  • Reply Another Ranting Reader January 5, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    This is lovely. All of these are so easy to do and make someone feel better in an instant. Good luck for 2016!

    Jemima x

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