It’s been two weeks since I started the Frost Bank 30-Day Optimism Challenge and started discovering how to be more optimistic! The challenge is showing my how to have an optimistic attitude each day through small things.
As part of my partnership with Frost Bank, I’m excited to share an update on my experience in the 30-Day Optimism Challenge as well as some of my favorite activities that you can do even if you’re not part of the challenge!
HOW TO HAVE A MORE OPTIMISTIC ATTITUDE EACH DAY
If you want to develop a more optimistic attitude but feel like you could use a little help, you can still sign up for the Frost 30-Day Optimism Challenge! I’d love to have you join me and the others as we do small things each day to help us be more optimistic!
Optimism is a force to be reckoned with. It’s the self-fulfilling spark that turns challenges into opportunities
and the impossible into the inevitable.
Thoughts like that are powerful and I knew I wanted to be part of this challenge. I want to make the impossible into the inevitable in my life!
The beginning of summer is often a challenging time for me. June is the month that my younger sister passed away and it’s also the month she was born. So it’s full of all kinds of emotions that sometimes threaten my positive outlook each day.
But I’m in a pretty good place these days so I wanted to see what the challenge might hold for me. No matter where you start, learning to believe that anything possible can change your days! Enough of those days adds up to a changed life!
I was ready to take on the challenge and it’s been a great experience!
Each of the daily challenges focuses on one of three areas that Frost Bank believes inspire optimism.
- Changing Perspectives
- Fostering Generosity
- Building Community
None of them take much time at all! I’ve had no problem fitting them into my busy days.
SMALL ACTIONS LEAD TO AN OPTIMISTIC ATTITUDE
Over the past 14 days, I’ve been able to do the challenges in a few minutes each day. A few challenged me to move a bit out of my comfort zone but they’ve all left me feeling in a really good place. If I was having a tough day, the challenge actually gave me something to look forward to as well!
In the morning I look forward to seeing what the activity is for the day! Some of my favorites have had a lot to do with changing perspectives and fostering generosity.
DAY 1 – LIST 5 THINGS YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR
Taking time each day to focus on the things I’m thankful in my life makes it hard to do anything but focus on the good. Even on my toughest days, I have a lot to be thankful for. I love that once I start writing them down, more and more just seem to come!
This is one of my favorite ways to boost optimism. It’s a habit I want to teach my kids as well.
DAY 6 – LEAVE AN AMAZING TIP FOR GREAT SERVICE
Generosity is a big deal in our home. I’m thankful for all that we have in our lives because my life hasn’t always been that way. I want my children to understand how important it is to be generous and share with others.
The day 6 challenge was perfectly timed for us as we go out for family lunch on the weekends. Leaving a good tip is something I try to do because adding a few more dollars isn’t something I will think much about once we leave the restaurant, but could turn someone else’s day around.
DAY 11 – TIDY UP A SPACE LIKE A DESK OR CLOSET BEFORE THE DAY IS OUT
Cleaning up my work space always seems to make for a better work day! So I’m trying to extend that throughout the house now too by organizing small areas each day!
I love the way I feel once I’ve tidied something up. There’s just something about it.
DAY 13 – TAKE A BREAK FROM ALL MEDIA FOR THE REST OF THE DAY
Day 13 was a challenge for me. I’ll admit it. I’m one who checks her email and notifications on her phone all day long. But it was good to take the end of the day and just turn it all off. Justin and I had fun playing board games and reading with the kids. I felt more refreshed and connected.
I’m looking forward to the rest of the challenge and what it might bring for me and my outlook. We’ve been doing many of the challenges together as a family too, so I hope to see it have an impact on them as well. A family with an optimistic attitude sounds like a wonderful thing!
If you’re ready for a change, try some of the simple daily challenges. You can join the challenge at any time and you can even go back and choose from the older activities. The key is doing something small each day. The small things add up to big things!