Boost Your Optimism
Document your accomplishments or take notes in a journal when things go particularly well for you.
Gratitude journaling has grown in popularity in the last few years because it is a powerful way to shift your thinking. But if journaling is not your thing, try making a list of the positive highlights of your day or week and post it somewhere close by so you can see it often, such as on your bathroom mirror, a board, or on your phone.
Keys to Success
It is important to be proactive and try to do this activity when you are in a good mood. It's not as easy to describe your excitement about something after time has passed. Documenting it when it's fresh will allow your positive energy to flow off the page and keep you motivated when you are feeling discouraged.