I love this term and it’s one I relate to – ‘optimistically realistic’
Optimistic – Expecting the best…
Realistic – Aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are…
It is important to be realistic; being able to see things as they truly are. This will vary from person to person based on their life experiences. It helps you keep perspective.
Add to that the magic of being optimistic, of expecting the best, and you’ve got a winning combination!
So when you are looking to make life changes this combo certainly can help you get to where you want to go. As you map your way forward you can create a vision that is realistic to you, that feels possible even if you have no idea how you’ll get there and your optimism will drive you and inspire you.
Being realistic affords you the opportunity to see things from different angles and to appreciate both the negative and positive attributes of a situation.
Optimism doesn’t just boost your mood with the glass-half-full attitude it also strengthens the immune system. Good feelings assist in good well-being!
Taking a realistic stance will prepare you for the ups and downs. You are more likely to have factored in the potential issues from the start and therefore be in a position to figure out some solutions; so much better done in advance.
And don’t let anyone rain on your parade! There will always be those that will try to pour water on your optimistic flame. Keep focused, have faith in your decisions and remain optimistically realistic!
Whilst being an absolute advocate for optimism it is essential to ‘be’ on planet earth too! Are you being realistic about your journey forward? Have you taken on board there will be challenges and obstacles along the way? For every plan you make try to think of the things that might get in the way. Figure out solutions so that you can better manage them on arrival.
And have plenty of FUN!
Published by YvonneB
A catalyst for change, Yvonne Bignall is a breath of fresh air in the extraordinary way she helps women 50+ to reconnect with life & their innate power through radical self-care, guilt-free!
She supports, encourages, and inspires women to prioritise their health, one bitesize action at a time. Her work is challenging as it navigates through difficult conversations, listening & observing how women’s health issues have been:
❊ Under-resourced &
❊ Swept under the carpet
She helps women to recognise & unpack old scripts that still (sadly enough) tell them that their value derives from their level of caregiving of others, their output. The truth is it is the input, the ability to resource self, which provides women with the energy required to realise their true potential.
Along with her team, she explores the thoughts, behaviour & habits, often born out of guilt, gender expectations, and reinforced narratives, with curiosity (not judgment), discarding the unhelpful, whilst reclaiming innate power through the creation of new patterns, restoring a sense of self, outside of societal expectations. In her opinion, this allows women to:
✔ Develop an elevated level of self-awareness
✔ Build / rebuild their confidence & self-belief
✔ Value all of who they are and invest time in who they want to be at their best
A self-care warrior, an encourager & inspirer, Yvonne is today an award-winning Women’s Health Advocate, Published Author, and an International Presenter. She is also a Radio Show Host and a Podcaster.
Yvonne is focused on building a community of women, www.PermissionToThrive.online, who are ready to reclaim their right to self-care, guilt-free, and who prioritise their health without apology, role-modeling behaviour & habits that inform generations to come of their true value.
She also advocates for self-care over burnout in the workplace, delivering practical webinars in the corporate space. In her own words, “It is time for employees to prioritise their wellbeing. How will they deliver their best work without it?”
One of her favourite quotes comes from Eleanor Brown, ‘Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel’
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