How to Become Optimistic : 10 Simple Ways

Last Update on September 2, 2020 : Published on April 30, 2020
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Optimism means having positive thoughts and outlook. Such positive thinking and outlooks have a lot of benefits, like better wellbeing, less-stressed life, and better sleep.

Now, the question here comes is how to develop a positive outlook in such a stressful lifestyle or how to become an Optimist.  The best example I can provide of optimistic life is to “lead a life from a glass half full with a splash of ice perspective.”

Optimism means changing our behaviors and attitude and challenging the tragedies of our lives. Through this blog, I am going to tell you about the 10 best ways to become an Optimist or how to become an Optimist.

Below mentioned are the ways to become an Optimist:

10 Ways To be Optimistic:

1. Creation of Positive Mantras

ways to become an Optimist

The first step towards a positive life is the creation of positive mantras. I have observed many people who have been feeding upon negative thoughts such as I am not good enough, I can’t do this, and I am not good for this.

Try to change these negative viewpoints in positive viewpoints like, I am capable enough to achieve this, I can do this, and I am good for this. In short, create your own positive mantras like for me I have created this “What you seek is seeking you!” make yours and let us know through the comment section. Creating your own mantra is the best way to become an Optimist.

2. Focus on Success

focus on Success

Get yourself into a habit of focusing on success. Without failures, there is no success. Therefore, prepare yourself for failures and keep on working towards your goals until and unless you succeed.

While you work on your dreams, forget each and everything, make your own process, and follow it until you achieve them all. Keeping your focus on success is the most essential steps to become an optimistic.

3. Follow your role model

follow your role model

Everyone has a role model; if you don’t have any…you can become your own role model. Keep up the spirit, focus on your dreams, and make a list of personalities of your to be role model person. Literally, I made a check-list of my own role model and tried to become a one like my check-list. Thank me later for the idea (kidding)! Thank yourself after becoming a person you always dreamt of!

4. Search the positivity in every negative situation

search the positivity in every negative situation

During the global pandemic when people were getting infected through Coronavirus disease and we were in lockdown for months. To release the stress in our readers, we published a blog wherein we discussed The Positive Brightside of Coronavirus disease. Similarly, try to look for the positivity in every negative situation. Try to influence your loved ones with positivity and become an Optimist.

5. Don’t underestimate yourself

Don’t underestimate yourself

When I say do not underestimate yourself… means never let your self-confidence get down. Self-confidence is something that is not gifted and eventually comes with time and patience. Therefore, believe in yourself and never let feel that you are not capable of doing anything.  To Build Self-Confidence, click on the link.

“I can do this” should be your mantra to live a life like an Optimist.

6. Surround yourself with positivity

surround yourself with positivity

Get encouraged by the people who talk about positivity and inspire you. If you have such people in your life, you are blessed in case you don’t have any… be like a positive person. Encourage people to stay positive and surround yourself with positive people who inspire you.

7. Maintain a Gratitude diary

maintain a Gratitude diary

Whenever a tragedy happens, sometimes it leaves negative thoughts within. Therefore, to change your negative thoughts and focus, start reflecting on the things and stuff that goes as per the process. Be happy about little things and maintain a gratitude journal so that you can be grateful for the things which go as per the process. This is the best way to become an Optimist.

8. Challenge the negativity

challenge the negativity

The best way to be Optimistic or remove negative thoughts from your life is to challenge such thoughts. It will remove fears and doubts and will increase self-esteem in return.

Whenever I feel low, I pen down all the negative thoughts and write down the arguments below the thoughts. It actually increases my confidence and makes me feel positive.

9. Focus on the Solution

focus on the Solution

Instead of thinking about the issues, try to focus on the solution. There is a famous quote that “Pessimists tend to focus on problems while optimists look for solutions.”

What has happened has happened and let go of regrets and proactively start working on the solutions. in this way, you will take the road to become an Optimist.

10. Stop dwelling the past

stop dwelling the past

Whatever happened has happened, it won’t come back; therefore, stop blaming yourself for the deeds and start focusing on the present.

Each morning comes with new opportunities, therefore, look at the sun and start your day with positivity.

I hope the blog motivated you to live a positive life and become an Optimist. comment down and let us know which one is your favorite way to become an Optimist.

Be positive and keep going!

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About The Author

Aayushi Kapoor

Aayushi is a Content creator at Calm Sage. By education, she is a food technologist and nutritionist in making. Her constant interest towards the improvement of mental health drawn her to write. She likes to make an asynchronous connection with her readers. Her mantra for living life is "What you seek is seeking you". Apart from this, she is a foodie and dog lover.


  1. Mery K.

    Yeah, I wanna become an Optimist but is very hard! Could you write more article about this topic! Thank you so much!

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