You can learn to have a positive attitude toward life.
How to keep a positive attitude? Right now, the mood is changing more and more, and you may ask yourself: How can you still believe in the good and think positively in all the chaos?
Even in this challenging phase for all of us, everyone needs time for themselves. A few hours of quality time to recharge your batteries for a positive attitude and beautiful thoughts. Finally, this also affects other people: those who give a smile get one back in most cases. You will also meet fewer negative people if you go through the world with a good attitude.
Those who go through life positively experience many more positive emotions and even promote their health. Because positive thinking strengthens the immune system, while negative thoughts do the opposite. They make you unhappy, depressed, and sick.
And that’s precisely why you must take the time to work on a positive attitude toward life. You can learn this and then broadcast it later. Positivity always comes from within and through optimistic thoughts, a positive attitude, and faith in a promising future!
“Learning to control and adjust your attitude to a positive one reflects the wisdom of the mind.” – Catherine Pulsifer.
Start the day with a smile.
As mentioned before, spreading smiles yourself will get you a lot of friendly looks from other people. When you smile, your brain automatically releases happiness hormones, and you feel happier.
Maybe you start every day with a smile and a positive attitude. After a while, your fellow human beings will also notice that you radiate more positivity.
Avoid social media and news.
Indeed not easy in the current situation, but give it a try. The media can create fear and panic. Sensations always get people’s full attention. News about war, floods, devastating earthquakes, and the greatest crisis are the daily headlines in the media. But practically, it never speaks of positive events. Therefore, avoid the media for a specific time. The news will not influence your thoughts positively; it instead wastes your time that you can leverage to get better things done.
Perceive and accept the negative.
Despite all the positive thoughts, you should not wholly neglect the negative. But also consciously accepted, and that, too, you can learn. Can the situation currently be changed? Can you do something about it? If not, accept the situation and take another close look: Couldn’t you perhaps even draw something positive from it?
Nothing is only good or bad; it always depends on the perspective. Always try to see the good side of a situation, even if it is sometimes tricky, because everything has a reason.
“A positive attitude is definitely one of the keys to success. My definition of a positive attitude is a simple one: Looking for the good in all circumstances.”– Catherine Pulsifer.
Stay away from negative people.
Pessimists may transmit their lousy mood to you. Some people may even try to put obstacles in your way. Don’t let these toxic people influence you, and don’t let them have any control over you. Be with people that motivate and empower you.
Think about what is essential to you.
Do not compare yourself to others. Find out what your priorities are. What is important to you right now? Is it your job or your study? Or do you want to plan a family? Whatever it is, become aware of what you are currently burning for and your next goal. Start toward your goal and safely push everything else into the background.
Not everything you do has to be perfect; it comes with fear of failure and competition and will make you unhappy in the long run. Instead, look for the beauty in the imperfections in life. You do not have to be disappointed because of the chaotic world around you.
Be consciously grateful
The best way to do this is to write what you are thankful for today day each day. Maybe it’s a walk in the sun, a nice gesture from your partner, success at work, or a kind word from a colleague. If you write down your gratitude in a journal, you can refer to it later when you urgently need positive thoughts.
The more things you put on the gratitude list, the more you’ll see that there is not anything to complain about. With this, you focus more on the good things, and over time you get used to a more positive view.
“The place to start a positive attitude is with the little things. If you can learn to appreciate them and be grateful for them, you’ll appreciate the big things as well as everything in between.”
– John Maxwell
Trust in the future
A positive attitude promotes resilience and allows you to deal better with psychological stress. It means seeing the positive in negative experiences is not sugarcoating negative things but accepting bad experiences without letting them drag you down.
We cannot control everything that we encounter in life. Everyone had to deal with setbacks. We cannot prevent this, but we can learn how we deal with it.
Trust yourself and have faith that the future holds something better for you. Keep your positive attitude if you face adverse situations. When one door closes, another opens. And it often takes you a little closer to happiness in life.
Sunshine always follows rain, a law of nature that everyone can trust.
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“With a positive attitude, it is possible to turn situations of failure into success.”
– Dan Miller
Start to meditate!
Regular relaxation helps you calm down, switch off and see more clearly. Meditation, breathing exercises, yoga, mindfulness exercises, choose a relaxation method and learn to switch off your thoughts and be in the here and now. In these moments of mindfulness, try not to judge; only be. This inner peace helps you to be more relaxed. A nice side effect: At the same time, you perceive beautiful moments more strongly, and happiness hormones are released.
Take conscious breaks from everyday life, and smile and be grateful.
Practicing Meditation and Gratitude are good tools to help gain a positive attitude toward a successful life.
After just a few days, you will notice how the newly learned, positive attitude will affect your general well-being.
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Erika, all of these are great tips. I love your advice for trusting the future. Resting in God gives you a deep sense of complete trust that all unfolds as it should be for peace of mind and collective growth. Trusting keeps you positive. Doubting keeps you negative. Framing it in this fashion makes it easier to trust, to feel good and to keep seeing the good in life pop up in your experience.
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Trusting in the future is difficult for many. As you know, taking time for ourselves, being in nature, and meditating help us to realize that we can create our own reality. And you are right, we can trust, knowing that there is a higher power or God and that all will unfold as it should. We can stay away from negativity and choose not to participate. With a positive attitude, we attract more positive outcomes into our life.
Thank you for your insights and comment
Hi Erika ,Great Post !!
I Believe “Positive people have more energy and are more self-confident and hopeful”. Because they will set higher goals and put effort in order to reach their goals. A positive attitude helps you to cope easily with the daily affairs of life and brings happiness and removes negative thoughts from mind
right, it is helpful to be aware of negative thoughts that come up and change them before they influence our attitude and life.
Thank you for your comment
Hey Erika, I appreciate all the positive vibes you have shared. Constructive thinking, being optimistic, creative thinking and all the above staying away from toxic people will help us drive our effort to make success on whatever we do. Believing in god and taking things as it is will be our driving force.
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Hi Aadiv S,
I am glad you liked my post. You are right, and maybe I should have mentioned the media. These days it influences people negatively. but if they are aware, they can change their thoughts. It helps us to focus on what we want and have faith in a higher power supporting us.
Thank you for your comment