I’m Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits.

Your outlook in life is so important, and, yet, many people never give it much thought. If you’re optimistic, you’ll open doors for yourself and lead a happy life. However, with a negative mindset, you can end up in places you never intended to be. This isn’t some fairy tale idea; it’s true. Scientifically proven.

Being optimistic might seem like an enormous task, but there are simple things you can do to improve your outlook. If you practice each day, you’re doing yourself a great favor, since your mindset is the very foundation for achieving success and fulfillment. Here’s some easy techniques you can use to boost your optimism:

1. Avoid getting hung up on one thing

Sometimes you may feel like there’s one situation that’s holding you back. Maybe there’s just one thing that has seemingly ruined your day. Resolve to let it go so it doesn’t bother you anymore. After all, there’s a whole world out there just waiting for you to experience.

2. Remember, there’s always a silver lining

If you’re having a bad week, it’s a not a reason to let negativity cloud your thinking. Seek the silver lining in every challenging situation. There is always something to be gained, in every experience. Remember that setbacks often occur right before you reach success.

3. Get over the past

Remember that the past is the past; it doesn’t need to keep repeating itself. If you keep recalling the past, you are the one taking it with you into the future. Learn how to let it go, no matter how painful it might have been. The future can be filled with great things, but a great future can only start when you come to terms with your past.

4. Be thankful

Make a list of all the things you’re grateful for in your life. Include even the smallest things, like the lucky penny you found on the street or the loving hug your partner gave you today. You’ll most likely end up with a long list that you can look to whenever you feel like you’re slipping into negativity.

5. Use positive affirmations

Nothing brings out optimism like the use of affirmations. These positive statements bring optimistic energy into your present. They are a way of communicating with your subconscious mind to maintain control over how you feel. Use them every day and every time you need a boost of positivity.

6. Surround yourself with positive people

Humans are social beings that can feel the energy of others. Be mindful of who you surround yourself with and the energy they carry, as this can have an effect on your mindset. Have fun with positive and supportive friends and family members. Just being around positive people can lift you when you are feeling down.

7. Watch your language

Do you speak positively to yourself and others? Or are you judgmental and negative? Try to shift over to only positive speech. Practice using upbeat words while you focus on the positive in every situation. Use these words and statements to uplift yourself and bring yourself out of challenging situations.

8. Remember that even a positive life has ups and downs

Life won’t always be perfect, but there are many ways you can still make the best of it. Accept the fact that bad things will happen from time to time but avoid dwelling on these things. You’ll bounce back if you remain open to optimism: remember your why, believe that whatever you’re trying to pursue can actually happen, don’t equate challenges to stop signs, and take care of your body. Optimism was central to my journey of launching and operating Dr. Hassan Rehab.

Simple things can boost your optimism. You don’t need to wait for some grand opportunity. Just open your eyes to the beauty of the world around you, and you’ll see wonderful things!

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I’m Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits. Follow me on social media @DrHassanRehab.