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By Jordan Tinitigan

There are two types of people in this world. There are the optimists, who see the glass half full, and the pessimists, who see the glass half empty. Most people try to be an optimist, even though they feel like they carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. Sometimes it is tough, but here are some tips and tricks to stay optimistic. First, instead of letting bad experiences get to you, think about how you can benefit or grow from it. Doing this will help you think “on the brighter side of things,” and clear your head from the fog. Another tip is to surround yourself with optimistic people. Instead of constantly being around with Debby Downers, hang out with the people who see the glass half full. Their optimism and joyfulness could be contagious, and rub off on you as well. Finally, write down good things that happen throughout your day. Whether it be a promotion or a simple compliment, writing them down and reflecting before bed can help your mindset become more hopeful.