Being able to see things in a positive, hopeful manner is not always easy. It's also not something that you will feel all day, every day. Things get you down, but taking a few days to wallow in how bad things can be sometimes doesn't mean you're not an optimistic person. It could mean that you are a good mix of optimism and realism, and sometimes the realism wins out. But being overly optimistic in some unsuitable situations could be a detriment. The bottom line is that it's okay to not always be okay, and it's okay to want to be positive but to also recognize that things are just not going great.
Sometimes it's easier to be more optimistic for other people than it is to be optimistic for yourself. That is an excellent trait, but don't forget to take care of yourself, as well, and hope that the good deeds you've done for others will come back to you at some point. Even a little bit of optimism goes a long way. On a scale of 1-10, where do you feel you fall as far as your optimism goes? Take this quiz and we'll tell you how you measure up!