Finding Optimism with mindful living

Day 15

Word of the Day – Optimism

Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.

– Roy T. Bennett

Hope never dies. This is a beautiful truth that lives with us but we can’t see it every time. In our dark days when we live in despair, we lose hope to live. That time, even life becomes a misery and we become unable to find the day of hope.
That time, you are unable to see life’s brighter side, that life is a gift itself. That life is a journey of dreams, of hope, of love, of peace. That life is a story of finding little beauties.
When you become more mindful, you can see them all. I have embraced peace of mind while discovering the blissful truths of life. The ways of mindful living give me hope to explore my dreams. Thus, I find optimism for living a life of peace and purpose.
So, today we will discuss about finding hope, building resilience, and being optimistic about the future.
Here begins your day of finding Optimism.

The task of the day:
Take a pause from life and sit in solitude.
Relax your body, mind and soul.
Now, start your today’s tasks with a slow pace.
At first, you need to imagine your life in the future. Just think about this and ask yourself: What is the best possible life you can gift to yourself? Then focus on the things happening in your life and remember what works you do now. Remember all of the relevant areas of your life, such as your career, academic work, relationships, hobbies, and health.
Now, take a deeper breathe and try to ask yourself: What would happen in these areas of your life in your best possible future?
While doing this exercise, you may find some obstacles in life that make barriers for you in achieving your life of dreams. After all, we live in a life that is a reality, and dream is not a reality. Whenever we think about chasing the dreams, you may be worried about your family and some other things. But remember, we are talking about finding optimism and being hopeful.
So, calm your mind.
See the happier side of life.
Look at your child, your parents, your siblings. Look around you and inhale the beauties of nature. Try to keep yourself engaged in the things that give you happiness and help you in uplifting your mood.
Be as creative and imaginative as you want, and don’t worry about anything else.

Quote of the day:

There is much more waiting beyond the horizon. Instill hope and let yourself bloom.

– The Saffron Storyteller

Affirmations of the day:
By thinking about your best possible future self, you can learn about yourself and what you want in life. This way of thinking can help you restructure your priorities in life in order to reach your goals. Additionally, it can help you increase your sense of control over your life by highlighting what you need to do to achieve your dreams.
Write in your journal:

Today you have to write about what you imagined about your best possible future to be. Write your feelings, your emotions and whatever thoughts came to your mind; be it your future plans or dreams or ambitions or just a little break from life and spending time with yourself alone. Write down all of these things in your journal today.
The last step of this process:

Before you leave the place, assure yourself by saying:
“Today, I feel calm, I feel peace as I see hope in every step of life. I realize that life has its own way to surprise us with its secrets. The more I accept everything in the way they are, and also I accept myself exactly the way I am, the more I start seeing life’s brighter side. I will focus on here and now. I will come back tomorrow with a new purpose and try to learn a new way of living mindfully.

I am here to receive more peace and more calm in my life.”

This is all for today. We will come back here tomorrow once again with a new way of mindful living. Till then, be still, be calm, be mindful.

(This post is a part of my A to Z series on Mindful Living, titled “More Peace, More Calm”. This is also a part of Blogchatter A to Z Challenge. Read all the posts of this series here.)

One response to “Finding Optimism with mindful living”

  1. The calm, the oneness with self and surroundings, the courage to accept your self the way you are and embrace life as it is… is indeed empowering. The plan for future and the clarity it brings along is a great starting point. Loved it!


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