Today I am bringing you a guest post from the lovely writer, Christine Connor! Enjoy!
There are times during which each and every person the world over will inevitably feel a little down in the dumps or sorry for themselves, but when this begins to happen a little too often it may be time to give a little thought to a little proactive attitude adjustment. Whether suffering the stresses of student life, dealing with moving services for a relocation or playing second fiddle to the boss, it is far too easy to fall into a negative mindset.Of course, it is not quite as simple as giving yourself the proverbial kick up the backside and hoping this will be enough to bring back the smiles, but there are a few simple and realistic tips any person can follow in order to help build a positive daily attitude – none of which include magical hocus pocus or other potential nonsense whatsoever:
1. Negative Thoughts – It is imperative to learn how to recognize negative thoughts so that they can be acknowledged as soon as they begin to raise their ugly heads and put down before they are given the chance to take hold. Rule over emotions and don’t let them take control.
2. Positive Catalysts – One of the easiest and most powerful ways of boosting an attitude is to spend time around those who also think and act positively. It is simply impossible to remain down when among such people.
3. Avoid Negative People – Just in the same way as the example above, a negative mindset is highly contagious and serves no good purpose – so avoid those who may rub off those around them the wrong way.
4. Get Physical – Eating well and exercising may not breed results overnight, but a healthy diet and active body are known as two of the best contributors toward a content persona.
5. Ditch the Clutter – Make sure all living and working space are only surrounded by things that bring positivity, such as photographs of friends and family, memorable artifacts and other examples such as potted plants.
6. Prove them Wrong – If told that something is impossible or beyond personal capabilities, see this as a challenge rather than a setback and consider doing everything possible to prove them wrong – even in the smallest instance the bragging rights can be worth their weight in gold!
7. Count Blessings – When the world gets too much and an explosion of trauma and anger seems inevitable, list all of the blessings that come to mind starting with the most important and treasured things of all – this really does work!
8. Be Selfless – Charity work and helping other for no incentive can give the greatest reward of all, which is a level of self-worth that reflects on every single second of the rest of a person’s day to day life.
9. Limit Stress – A no-brainer of course but all too easily forgotten, it really matters not how important any activity or daily requirement is, if it is not life or death then take time out and break away from stress at regular intervals. Stressed and cranky people are rarely of a positive attitude.
10. Be Realistic – Incorporate all of these tips and as many others as required but do not expect for one second that the world will change overnight – allow time for the new ways of thinking to set in and the positive attitude will follow naturally, never by brute force.
Christine Connor gave up her full-time job three years ago to devote herself to writing and a less stressful way of life. She writes frequently on behalf of a moving services specialist and a few other on and offline publications.