An optimistic attitude is the most important factor that will create a high quality of life for you. No amount of wealth or mental prowess will surpass the importance of a positive attitude in achieving true happiness and true success. Most books and life coach gurus extol this fact but maintaining positivity in life is easier said than done. We hope that through this article, you can gain an optimistic outlook in your life the easy way.
Choose your reality. Living in this world is a series of choices. The best part in this is process is that WE have the choice to select which reality we want to pursue. Remove from your mind the notion that we are helpless victims of circumstances because we are NOT, unless we choose to be one! Sure, we sometimes may not have the ability to control those things that befall to us but we have the ability to control how we react to them. Do not waste your time and energy fighting what is beyond your power to control — it will just be an exercise in futility that will frustrate and disappoint you. Instead, concentrate on things you have 100% control of — yourself and your emotion.
Begin your day on the right foot. How you feel as soon as you open your eyes in the morning dictates your mood for the rest of your day. The secret technique to automatically assure you of a sunny day ahead is to force a smile and murmur a short “thank you” (shouting it aloud will do no harm unless it startles your roommate). The feeling of gratitude triggers your positive attitude and the smile will wipe away the grouchy from your day. A very easy morning ritual to follow to start your day on the right foot.
Exercise improves mood. Need an emotional lift or to dissipate some steam after a stressful day? A workout at the gym or a brisk 30-minute walk can help. Exercise is a great way to maintain your positive attitude because of all the positive chemicals it releases into the blood stream. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals and leaves you feeling happier and more relaxed. It can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem Regular exercise may also make you feel better about your appearance and yourself.
Fill your brain with positive thoughts. There are thousands of books you can read, audios you can listen to while relaxing, and videos you can watch on your spare time. These tools can fill your mind with positivity. They are available in most bookshops and even free online. Enrol in seminars of well-known life coaches to inspire how to live a life of your dream. Benefit from their inspiring lectures and experiences.
Let your daily words boost your positive attitude. Your language has a subliminal effect on your brain. Your thought will act out what comes out of your mouth. Sprinkle your day-to-day conversations with empowering words such as “great”, “marvellous”, “amazing”, “fantastic”, etc. These terms can do wonders in uplifting your spirit and those whom you are talking, too.
Choose your crowd. The saying “Tell me who your friends are and I can tell you who you are” is not without basis. People of similar attitude and dispositions in life naturally congregate together. It is very wise of you, therefore, to seek the company of happy, positive people to assimilate their bright nature, positive mind-set, and joyful temperament.
Learn to be appreciative. It is impossible to feel negative if you are in an appreciative mood. By finding and admiring what is good in others, even simple things such as their winning smiles or beautiful outfit, can cause a positive reaction. Be generous in complementing others for job well done or little acts of kindness done to you. You will be amazed of the positive vibrations you can start with those around you.
What you take in is what you give out. Stay away from negative talks so as not to be influenced by them. The morning dailies and the evening news are full of negative reports that sell more than the good ones. Put yourself on a negativity diet and avoid news that seldom concerns you in the first place. At the same time, include also negative people in your diet. Leave alone those who let a heavy cloud hung on their heads as they go through their day.
Let each day a Thanksgiving Day. Being aware and grateful of the blessings and good things around you will invite more of them in your life. As you go through the day, be conscious of the small kindness that comes your way. Soon, this conscious seeking of the positive things will comes naturally in you. Do not complain of your prayer or two that seems unanswered, yet ignore the hundred blessings you receive which you are not even aware of.
Keep your batteries fully charged. You are not a robot or a machine that can keep on working long hours. A way to maintain your positivity is by taking time to relax to re-energize your built-in battery. A 15-minute break period each hour can do wonders to maintain your optimum efficiency level. Staying away for the weekend to a quiet and peaceful environment is a drug-less energy booster.
From the easy-to-follow tips mentioned above, select the easiest ones that best fit your life and start implementing them Watch your positivity soar in no time at all!