Top 10 Ways To Keep A Positive Attitude
It is pretty easy to figure out that a positive attitude is a better way to live. You have less stress with a positive attitude and you certainly have better relationships. A bad attitude can hurt your job and put you at odds with others for no good reasons. What if you could give yourself a positive attitude on a regular basis? What if there was a way to keep a positive attitude even when things got tough?
Here are ten tips to get you there quickly and easily:
Commit to Consider: Consideration is the best way to find positivity. If you simply commit to considering others in every situation, you will begin to see their motivations. Sometimes those motivations won’t match up with yours, but they will at least be clear. In most cases, however, you will see that people do generally mean well. Our perceptions are often what is lacking.
See the opportunity: Every problem that comes your way has the potential to be a positive force in your life. Yes, even the really horrible ones. Your job is to take every single problem you get and find a positive spin to learn something. You can do it.
Get active when things get tough: When things are bad, the worst thing you can do is lay around. This will inevitably lead to your negative thinking patterns and bring on depression and fatigue. Get up and go for a walk. Go to the gym. Do something to get your blood pumping and you will be much more likely to stay positive and find powerful solutions.
Schedule your whining: If you simply have to let it out, schedule it. Set aside fifteen minutes in the afternoon to whine all that you want. Whine constantly and powerfully. Complain aloud to yourself about anything and everything you can think of. Exhaust yourself with your whining. When that time is up, you will be surprised at how bored you are with it. Move on.
Have a scream fest: If you are a screamer, head out into the woods and let it go. Find someplace where you can let it out for a few minutes and release all that pent up stress. Then walk away and start working on a solution and something to get excited about.
Never communicate when you are angry: Anger is a scary thing. It can take a generally positive person and make them incredibly negative. Never talk to others when you are actively angry. Wait until the heat of the moment has died down and you are a bit more level headed and then talk it over reasonably.
Treat yourself each day: Every single day should be an opportunity to love yourself and others. We often cover the others part and forget all about ourselves. Treat yourself in some small way every single day. It doesn’t take much. Just find a way to love yourself actively.
Speak to yourself like a best friend: When we are feeling negative, we tend to speak to ourselves in horrible tones. Listen to that inner voice. What is it saying? Then ask yourself if you would speak to a best friend that was hurting that way? Chances are you would not. Why not speak to yourself with that positive, encouraging voice that we often reserve for close friends?
Listen carefully: When we listen, we are much better able to process what is being communicated. We talked about perceptions above, but the truth is we hear very little of what others are communicating to us. To really see the bright side of things, we have to listen to why someone is hurting. We have to hear where their problems are coming from. Real or perceived, we can’t stay positive without understanding.
Spend time with God: There is absolutely nothing on the face of this planet or any other that can bring a peaceful, positive spirit like God.