To understand the different factors and lifestyles that cultivate an optimistic outlook, Life is Good conducted a national optimism survey, just in time for Positive Thinking Day. With the results in mind, we asked fitness and wellness Instagrammer Tigisti Weldeab of Bella Diva Lifestyle to share her perspective on the power of optimism and our #OnePositiveThought campaign.
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow”
Did you know that starting off your day with just one positive thought can set off a chain of positive experiences throughout the rest of the day? Turns out, positive thinking is more than just being happy or acting upbeat; it’s been shown to increase energy, productivity, and optimism.
Since what happens in the brain influences what happens in the body, actively cultivating positive emotions has also been shown to boost the immune system and improve our health. And that’s not all. In a world overflowing with fear, positive thoughts also have the power to ground us and shift our scarcity mindset into one that recognizes abundance and generosity.
But I know that maintaining a positive outlook is often easier said than done. Especially when it seems like there’s so much negativity all around us. Still, heartwarming stories of courage, kindness, and love is everywhere—and I challenge you to seek them out.
Positive Thinking Day is on Sept. 13, and for the days leading up to it, I’m teaming up with Life is Good to challenge you to actively think of one positive thought. If you want to take it one step further, we encourage you to post your positive thought on social media with the hashtag #OnePositiveThought and tag others to do the same.
To explore all the positive thoughts shared by the Life is Good community, be sure to visit the #OnePositiveThought website and photo gallery. I promise you’ll find lots of inspiring stories there.
Here are my tips for thinking positive during the challenge:
I hope you’re up for the challenge, and can’t wait to read your positive thoughts.