Optimist Day-2nd Feb
Written by Swaati on February 2, 2023
Are you a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty kind of person? If you’re a natural optimist in life, you might consider yourself a glass-half-full, isn’t-it-a-wonderful-life kind of human, which is a fantastic quality to have. But for the rest of us, it might be challenging to be positive all day, every day, which is why Optimist Day is the perfect solution for us, well, average earthlings.
Here’s a chance to spend a day focusing on the positive things. Whether you’re a natural optimist, or slightly pessimistic, this day is here to inject some fun-fuelled positivity into your life.
Learn About Optimist Day
Optimist Day began in 2019 in Croatia. Somersby Cider designed the festival to bring together optimists with those who just wanted to be positive for a day.
This day is designed to bring together people from all ages and backgrounds, pessimist and optimist, to take a day off from all the troubles of the world, and instead enjoy the summer sun, relax with your favorite chilled beverage, and simply take a break. You might find yourself running from here to there with the stresses of everyday life, but we’re here to remind you to take this day off and celebrate positivity.
History of Optimist Day
The world has been calling out for a day like this for a while, but what actually is an optimist? An optimist is someone who has positive views about their place in life and the future. They’re more likely to think good things will happen and can see the positive side of many situations.
An optimist is more than someone who just believes things will work out, as they are also people who work hard to build a positive future. Let’s face it – being an optimist all the time is hard. We’re not perfect, and we all have to work on it unless you’re lucky enough to be a natural-born optimist.
Science proves that being optimistic is good for your mental and physical health. Five decades of research into the positive mindset has revealed that being an optimist helps you recover from illness faster. Optimists recover from surgery quicker, have higher immunity, and are even more likely to survive cancer. Optimists have a better quality of life, a longer life, and might be more resilient than their pessimistic counterparts.
So we’re all screaming, ‘but how can we be more positive’ and ‘why is it so hard to be positive?’. To make us feel better, scientists have told us that the ability to be positive largely stems from our genetics and our environment. So if you’re not a natural optimist, it’s not necessarily your fault! But the good news is, we can train our brain to be more optimistic.
Think about a recent situation or an upcoming obstacle that will impact your life. How are you going to overcome it? And what will the positive impact of this challenge be? Making yourself write down a list of positive features can help construct a more positive mindset and view the world in a more optimistic light.