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Seeing your glass half full

Years ago if you would have asked me if my glass was half full or half empty I would proudly announce half empty. I was in a destructive mindset where I could find the negative in anything. If only I knew back then what I know now. How different my late teenage years would have been.

Why do we struggle to stay optimistic?

People now a day’s struggle to remain optimistic with the stress of money, job security and general day-to-day life that is now known as the norm. It has sadly become easier to be negative and judgemental, always wanting more from life. No wonder if we are filled with those feelings we struggle to remain optimistic!

Others have the view that you can not be optimistic and a realist at the same time. However I disagree. The perfect balance I believe is being realistic whilst remaining positive and optimistic. You can be a realist whilst being optimistic or pessimistic the choice is yours!

We all must accept bad things happen in life such as death and all things come to an end. It is inevitable. But why waste your energy focusing on the constant negative?

What are the benefits of seeing your glass half full

Lets put a half empty mindset vs a half full mindset and see who comes out on top.

Glass half empty

•Negative frame of mind
•Expects the worse outcome
•Likely to lead to mental health illnesses
•Makes you unhappy

Glass half full

•Makes you happier
•Prompt healthy habits
•Usually wealthier
•Encourages a positive mindset

I think we have a clear winner. According to statistics 80% of (US) CEO’s are optimistic.

Always look for the good and think of good

Like attracts like. Think good and feel good and more good will come. It is as simple as that. Think bad and feel bad and all you will see will be bad. And guess what more will come. Of course there are bumps in the road, the key is to find the light in the darkness and focus on it. The more energy and focus you give to the light the stronger it will become.

My top 5 tips to becoming more optimistic

1. Practise Law of Attraction

I am a huge believer in this Law. We are such powerful beings and our mind creates our future. Attract what you desire, speak into existence and visualise!

2. Take chances

Put yourself out there and take a leap of faith. Having confidence in yourself makes you attractive to future employers. If your jump doesn’t land you where you want to be, that’s ok! Life is full of opportunities. Bigger and better ones will always come. Where you are now is exactly where you need to be.

3. Focus on the positives

Always focus on the positives. No matter how hard you have to look, you will find positivity to focus on.

4. Don’t take things for granted

It is easy to take for granted what we have if we are in a negative mindset. If you are starting to feel unsatisfied with life, STOP. Start filling your glass up with what you have.

A loving partner, a caring family, an income, a warm home, food on your table, a car, holidays, wonderful friends.

We all have goals and dreams we want to achieve, it’s human nature to desire things. My advice to you is not to get too wrapped up in your future wants that you take for granted your present blessings.

5. Be realistic

Set yourself realistic goals and challenges. An optimist can be made into a pessimist if they are constantly chasing unrealistic goals they have set.

So are you an optimist or a pessimist?

Sending love and light to you all,

Alyssa x

(63) Comments

  1. Another beautiful post as always Alyssa! Over the years, I’ve become a much more positive person and I find myself enjoying life more and more. All of your tips are awesome and will help me become even happier still! xx

  2. Lively and motivating post. I struggle to be positive but I am aiming to making this my year! The year I finally learn to love myself and learn to cope postiviely with life.

    Thank you for this post 🙂

    1. Alyssa says:

      That’s wonderful thank you for reading.

  3. Really great tips. I tend to be a glass half full person, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. I like your suggestions on what to focus on to shift to a glass half full mentality.

  4. Beautiful post! I need to learn how to properly practice the law of attraction- I’ve only heard amazing things about it.

    1. Alyssa says:

      I would strongly recommend buying the book or watching the documentary on netflix! I prefer to read and it is a book you can always come back to. Thank you for taking the time to read and respond.

  5. Fantastic post. I’m a glass half full person and this mindset has allowed me to overcome some of the most challenging issues that i have had to deal with in my life.
    I always try to look for the good in every and any situation❤️

    1. Alyssa says:

      Thats fantastic!! That is the perfect mindset. Go you!

  6. I love this!!
    I also tend to always think of the glass half empty – I think this tendency comes naturally for a lot of us. Recently, I have started to focus on personal growth and having a more positive outlook on things. It takes work, but it has really changed the way I see and react to things. I’m generally more happy, and it’s like everything is falling right into place for me! This is a great post, keep up the good work!

    1. Alyssa says:

      That’s wonderful! It does, sadly we’ve learnt to be more negative than positive. However, what we learnt can be unlearnt! I am so glad to hear you are feeling happier.
      Thank you for reading.

  7. Nice post, Alyssa! I completely relate to your perspective and always appreciate your posts.
    I would also love to hear the story of how you transformed your mindset from negative to positive. I think that transition would be fascinating and informative to read. Thank you!

    Mind and Love

    1. Alyssa says:

      Thank you Roger. I will happily do a post regarding that if you are interested! I suppose it’s good for people to know I wasn’t aslways like this and it shows you can completely change your mindset.
      Thank you!

  8. Love your take on this. Great post.

  9. This is a great post and so true! I usually do see the glass as half full but lately it’s been a little bit tough. These tips are great!

    1. Alyssa says:

      Sometimes it can be, I hope this post has helped. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

  10. This is such a lovely, uplifting post, with some great advice. I think we could all to with trying to look on the bright side a bit more often!

    1. Alyssa says:

      Thank you Naomi for taking the time to read and respond!

  11. Alyssa , your post is RIGHT ON TIME for me this morning because my day isn’t starting off very well! Thanks for the reminders of positivity! I needed it! Happy Friday and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! 💕

    1. Alyssa says:

      Thank you so much Jessica! I’m really happy to hear this post has helped you. Have a wonderful weekend and I greatly appreciate you taking the time to read and respond.

  12. Excellent post! I am a strong believer in optimism, even when things seem really “bad.” Optimism helps keep me grounded. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Alyssa says:

      So true Leslie! Thank you for taking the time to read and respond.

  13. Love this! I can always use a reminder to see things in a positive manner!

  14. I look forward to your posts every week and this doesn’t disappoint! Thanks for th inspiring words 🙂

  15. It’s true! Having a positive outlook can make such a difference, and I’ve found that’s what’s helped to get me through a lot of negative things in the past. It’s hard, but just reframing your mind can sometimes entirely change a situation.

  16. I’ve always been an optimistic person. I have no idea why but it’s a good thing!

  17. This is amazing! Great inspiration. I true to live by these words.

    1. Alyssa says:

      Thank you very much.

  18. This post has encouraged me a lot, This is really motivational and I really needed to read it for my own peace. Thank you so much dear for this nice piece…

    1. Alyssa says:

      Thank you so much, this made me really happy to hear.

  19. I really like this post – I always try to remain as optimistic as I can – it can be hard when your job is dealing with complaints all day, it can be difficult to switch off and leave that side of you at work so you are not down. You are right in saying having the half full attitude promotes a good mindset and makes you happier ♥

    1. Alyssa says:

      I can imagine it is difficult, I hope this post has helped!
      Thank you for taking the time to read and respond.

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