10 Ways to Spread Optimism

10 Ways to Spread Optimism

There are so many little things that you can do to make someone’s day. And by doing that you can make that person feel a little less stressed, upset or simply get someone out of a bad mood. In turn it could mean that they would also spread a little bit of positivity to others. So, let’s get spreading that optimistic feeling!

  1. Do a good deed –ย Doing a good deed that would make someone’s day can trigger domino affect. Get your good deed check list when you subscribe!
  2. Share positive messages online – Whether it’s a video of cats, inspirational quotes or clips of people doing deedsย for others, share it. It could make your followers think differently about the world.
  3. Call someone you haven’t spoken to in a while – Surprise that friend or family you haven’t chatted to for a long time. And make sure you phone them, not just text (lazy bones!)
  4. Smile at people – One thing I know people love is being given a smile. It’s something we don’t do nowadays but I think we should try a little more!
  5. Share the love – Give positive comments on social media. Too often nowadays hate has over thrown comments of positivity.
  6. Hug – Hugs make people feel loved, safe and wanted. I’m definitely a hugger!
  7. Be optimistic yourself –ย It’s easy to tell others to be optimistic but having a positive attitude yourself helps too.
  8. Play positive music – Uplifting songs naturally helps increase mood as well as productivity so why not put on some happy tunes when you’re next in the office!
  9. Make someone a cuppa – Tea is balm of the soul. A warm, caffeinated drink made out of the blue gives a feeling of comfort and sharing.
  10. Be there – Being there for someone in need of companionship is worth more than all the money in the world. Just listening to someone who feels alone or who needs to vent will increase their faith in others.

Just sharing a bit of positivity can help spread optimism. Start today!

I started LFTN as a way of helping others (and myself) appreciate the little things. Originally as source of documenting my travels, it soon became more about offering tips and advice through my own life experiences. We as consumers tend to forget the most important thing in life, happiness. I offer advice and inspiration to help you get further with happiness and living in the moment.


  • Reply Kate 28/12/2015 at 5:13 pm

    Lovely post! I think these are all great ways to spread positivity around ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for sharing this


    • Reply Laura 29/12/2015 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you for your comment! <3 xxx

  • Reply Liza 28/12/2015 at 10:53 pm

    This is such a great post Laura ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m all about bring more happiness and optimism into the world, and these are very easy but effective tips! I hope you had a great Christmas xxx

    • Reply Laura 29/12/2015 at 9:13 pm

      Aww thank you! I’m glad you liked it! I hope you had a lovely Christmas! xx

  • Reply Kathleen 02/01/2016 at 4:00 pm

    Such a joy and way to start the New Year.

  • Reply Kathleen 02/01/2016 at 5:03 pm

    I loved your post! Great advice and many so so easy to do. I would add that every time you do something to spread optimism, jot it on a little piece of paper and shoot it into a box that you can read next New Year’s Eve. You’ll be delighted to know that you’ve done so much in a year to improve the lives of others.

    • Reply Laura 02/01/2016 at 10:49 pm

      Hi Kathleen, thanks for your comment ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s a nice idea! Happy New Year xxx

  • Reply Donna 02/01/2016 at 8:59 pm

    We all need a cup of good cheer these days. Thank you for your lovely reminder that a simple offer of love will lift a struggling or lonely heart. We never know when a selfless act of kindness will bring sunshine to others. Happy 2016 to everyone!

    • Reply Laura 02/01/2016 at 10:49 pm

      Aww thank you Donna! Happy New Year! xx

  • Reply regina 02/01/2016 at 11:54 pm

    too often I listen to sad melodies and wistful songs, I have only recently realised what it is doing to my mood ๐Ÿ™‚ good post!

  • Reply pat. 03/01/2016 at 12:22 am

    Smiles really work.

  • Reply Lois 03/01/2016 at 12:25 am

    I copied your list of suggestions for sending them positive vibes to have as a reminder when with friends and family. Thank you

  • Reply natalie aka hungryhippie 03/01/2016 at 5:23 am

    Really love this post so much. “Tea is balm of the soul”….ahhh. <3 <3 <3
    All the heart eyes to you.

  • Reply rosemary 03/01/2016 at 4:18 pm

    It is for sure the little things that make a difference! wonderful post!

  • Reply Fran || FrannyMac 04/01/2016 at 11:08 am

    Such a lovely post!
    These little things do make a big difference to your day and other peoples ๐Ÿ™‚
    ♥ Fran – http://www.frannymac.com xx

  • Reply Halee 04/01/2016 at 1:36 pm

    I love me a good, cheery post! I am currently living in Germany and people here don’t normal smile at strangers. I always get the craziest of looks from locals when on the running trail and I flash them a smile. It makes me giggle.

  • Reply Iesha 04/01/2016 at 10:51 pm

    Oh my goodness!
    You don’t know how excited I was to see this post in my feed

    Iesha Moustafa | The Proud Outsider

  • Reply Hilary 05/01/2016 at 5:41 am

    What a refreshing post! There needs to be more like this around. Thanks for sharing! x

  • Reply Jess 05/01/2016 at 11:54 am

    I love this!! And I have to agree, there are few things in life that tea can’t fix.

    Jess xo

  • Reply Camellia 05/01/2016 at 7:32 pm

    Optimism is really important for we can reach our goals ๐Ÿ™‚ Great post!


    • Reply Laura 09/01/2016 at 8:11 pm

      Thank you Camellia ๐Ÿ˜€ xx

  • Reply Another Ranting Reader 05/01/2016 at 8:22 pm

    This is lovely. All of these are so easy to do and make someone feel better in an instant. Good luck for 2016!

    Jemima x

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