Guess what? Life is all about mind over matter. Or, more specifically, your attitude determines exactly what you get - or don't get - out of life.
If you've ever spent time with someone who has a terrible attitude, you know they're not very fun to be around. In fact, it's actually exhausting to be around them! That's because negativity is contagious. One negative person can make everyone around them negative too. On the flip side, though, positivity is like a magnet. The more positive you are, the more people there are who want to be around you!
But truly loving your life and all the experiences you encounter can be tough. If you want to develop a more positive attitude, these 5 tips will make it much easier:
1. Do what you love.
We're not just talking about taking windsurfing lessons on the weekends or spending whatever free time you can scratch out cooking gourmet meals. If you truly want to be more positive, you've got to do what you love at work too! If your current job doesn't make you feel fulfilled, look for something else to do. That may seem like a tall task, but it's vital to improving your life. After all, when you truly enjoy the work you do for 40+ hours each week, it makes your entire life better!
2. Expect the best.
Ever hear the expression "hope for the best, but expect the worst"? The people who subscribe to this way of thinking will never have a positive attitude because they're spending so much time focusing on negativity! Instead of crossing your fingers and hoping for something positive to happen, you need to truly believe it will.
Thinking this way can take some practice though. So, before you start a new project, say to yourself (or even out loud!), "This is going to work out great!" It may feel a little silly at first, but the more you do it, the sooner you'll actually believe it.
3. Be your biggest cheerleader.
What does your "inner voice" say to you? If you're like lots of other people, you talk down to yourself and say things to yourself you'd never say to anyone else! When you're constantly telling yourself you're not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, etc., it's no wonder you feel hopeless, frustrated, and pessimistic!
That's why you have to actively work on your inner voice. Stop focusing on your negative qualities and talk to yourself about your good qualities. You'll never be perfect (no one is!), but you don't have to be perfect to be one heck of a great person!
4. Spread the love around.
Spend time encouraging and supporting the people in your life. If you can make the people around you feel better about themselves, you'll wind up feeling better about yourself too!
5. Never lose sight of your own strength.
No matter what hurdles you encounter, remember you've got strengths, talents, and capabilities that make you uniquely you. Remembering them will remind you you're in control of your own life. As long as you know you call the shots, you won't have to worry about weaknesses and "failures" dragging you down. When you look at life this way, you can't help but feel more positive about it!
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