Optimistic A.C.T.I.O.N.: Affirmation, Charismatic, Thankful, Influential, Outgoing, Nurturing
When you are faced with challenges each day, it is very easy to give in to the desperation and anxiety. The anguish you feel when life seems to be going against you tends to make your outlook rather gloomy and negative. In this installment of the ABCs of encouragement with the #BloggiteBits Campaign, I challenge you to turn around that thinking with these Optimistic A.C.T.I.O.N. techniques. Applying these techniques on a daily basis, no matter how rough life may seem, will help keep the negativity away: Affirmation, Charismatic, Thankful, Influential, Outgoing, & Nurturing.
Affirmation: Mental affirmation is what I want to talk to you about. What you say to yourself daily in your mind determines your outlook on life and how you react to situations. Optimistic action involves affirming oneself daily so your optimism tank stays full thus activating your action tank to react in positive, reaffirming ways with others.
Charismatic: Having a charismatic mentality does not mean you have to be a loud outspoken person of faith. It does mean that you have the ability to draw people to you and influence their behavior. Daily optimistic actions are easier if you make it a point to be a charismatic person in all you do. Do not be afraid to step up and become a leader in an activity. Keeping the optimism in your mind, you will show a charismatic personality that others will be draw to.
Thankful: Being thankful for everything you have in life is hard for most people. Intentional daily reminders to have a thankful mentality will go far on helping you keep the optimistic actions each day. Your thankful mentality will help you appreciate all the little things others bring to the table and they will feel validated for your thankfulness.
Influential: We all desire to be influential, but did you know you probably already are? People watch other’s actions all the time. A young family member or friend is influenced by the actions of someone older than them. Even your pets can be influenced by your actions! Make sure to stay aware of who might be watching what you do wherever you go. Be sure your optimistic actions are a positive influence for others.
Outgoing: An outgoing personality is always an attention getter. The question is will your outgoing activity be one of encouragement or discouragement? Optimistic actions go well with an outgoing personality. Each day, try and break out of your comfort zone and do something of an outgoing nature that you would not normally do. I promise after the nervousness wears off you will have a blast!
Nurturing: A nurturing mentality goes a long way on helping you have optimistic actions. When you are nurturing, you are stepping outside yourself and putting other’s needs ahead of you. Nurturing does not mean to coddle or baby someone, it just means to care for someone else’s needs and provide them with what they need. Optimistic actions are better received with a nurturing mentality.