The Benefits of Optimism (Be Happy!)

Only one person can control your attitude – YOU.

Your attitude and outlook on life has great power over your future. There are really only two views on life: optimism… or pessimism. One looks for the good things in life (optimism) or always looks for the negative (pessimism).

Why should someone have an optimistic outlook on life?

Healthy life – Harvard School of Public Health released a study showing that optimistic people have lower rates of cardiovascular disease and other heart problems. Another survey suggests that people with optimistic outlooks have better cholesterol readings when comparing blood tests to pessimistic people.

Live longer – A study by the University of Pittsburgh concluded a study which found that optimists are less likely to die from all kinds of different illnesses. Imagine living longer just because you ‘see the glass as half full’!

Better career – A positive outlook has been know to help increase work satisfaction and also encourages promotion at work for those who have positive energy. Why? Because when you’re happy at work, your employer and colleagues notice. You get more done and are better to be around.

Optimism has many benefits not just physically, but mentally as well. It’s the single greatest thing to help create change in your life. How do you go from where you are now to being more positive?

  1. Be thankful everyday for the things you have in life. Food, friends, and a safe place to life. Realize that many people in the world struggle just to have these items.
  2. Have dreams. Think about what makes you happy. Make that a mental image every day as you get out of bed.
  3. Find new friends. Motivational speaker Jim Rohn once said that “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”. Find more friends that are happy and thankful.
  4. Set realistic expectations. Are you putting too much pressure on yourself and can’t meet your goals? Set standards for life that you can meet. Life is not perfect – learn to go with life’s imperfections.

Want to make a change in your life? We’re building a email list which will come out with new work opportunities in your area. Whether you want new work or just want to meet new people, change is good. Join the email list here and pass this along to friends who you think need to make a change.

What do you want from 2017?

What expectations do you have for the coming year?

Do you want to have more money?

Do you want more freedom? How do you intend to get it?

Is this year about relaxing more? Having fun?

I personally want to spend more time with people. Enjoy good food, good wine, and good conversation. These are my goals for the coming year.

No matter what you intend to do this year, it will happen according to the effort you chase after it. That’s why you need goals.

They are benchmarks to keep you focused on the prize. Remember daily, weekly, monthly what you want to accomplish. Make your goals for 2017 with this mindset: S-M-A-R-T

Specific – Say exactly what it is that you want. Want to make money? Don’t say ‘I want to be rich’. Write down ‘I want to make $1,000 extra every month‘. Give a value to what you want, whether it’s high or low.

Measurable – Make sure you can track your goal. How are you going to know if you’ve met your fitness goal when you never measured your speed, your bench press weight, or how many pounds you lost?

Attainable – If you don’t intend to accomplish goal, don’t write it down. Go after goals that you can achieve quickly, than grow from there. Make the goal exciting. Once you have accomplished it, make the next one tougher, and move faster to achieving the next one.

Realistic – Make sure the goal is something you can attain. Every goal begins with small steps. If you need to make a giant leap in the first week and you know it will take 6 months to get there, be honest with yourself. The only person you are fooling is you. The last thing you want to be is discouraged because you didn’t accomplish something you knew was impossible.

Timely – Set a time frame for your goal. Yes you may eventually get that goal, but will you be old and grey by the time it’s completed?

 

 

We are going to begin sending out an email list with new work possibilities for people who need change in their life, want to go after something more, or just simply need a way to pay the bills. Join the email list and we’ll keep you updated when the first email begins to roll out.

Cheers!

P.S. Let us know more about yourself and what you want to accomplish. We would love to help you get there. Send us an email to admin@caribbeanjobslist.com and we will see how we can help.