Today’s post is one that I wrote as a guest post for Jessie @ Jessie Loves To Run a few months back. I’m bringing it back today because of all the posts of written over the past 8 months or so, this particular one has resonated with me the most and I think it’s important to share again.
ATTITUDE - how you live your life is all about attitude. This is a topic that is often on my mind and an area of my life that often needs work depending upon the situation I’m in.
I used to work with someone who would constantly complain about their life and her woes. They just had an overall negative attitude practically every single day. It wasn’t until I stopped working with this person, that I realized the negativity was bringing me down. Being around someone like that was NOT good for my mental well-being. This experience was a huge eye opener and made me realize that we all feed off of each other. Attitude is contagious, so I do my best to be a happy and positive person as much as possible. Now, I know this isn’t always easy, and believe me, I definitely have days where I’m more of a pessimist depending on what’s going on in my life or my stress level. Luckily those days don’t happen too often, but hey…I’m only human!
So, the question remains…what are some ways to maintain a positive attitude? Well, here are some things that I’ve found to be helpful:
Being Around Positive People
If you’re around others who have a positive and happy attitude, then inevitably their good attitude rubs off on you no matter what your mood is.
Putting Things in Perspective
If I’m experiencing one of those days where I’m just in a crabby mood, I remind myself of all the good things in my life – I think of husband, my family, my friends and my health. These in and of itself always bring a smile to my face. There is so much good in the world and in my life, why wouldn’t I want to put all of my focus into those things!?!
Anytime I feel stressed or am having a rough day, I exercise and by the end of my routine…I’m a new person. It frees my mind of any negativity and clears my head.
Being outside and seeing what beauty there is in this world is definitely a reason to be positive and happy.
Rid Your Life of Negativity
Okay, I know this is easier said than done sometimes, but getting rid of the negativity in your life is a certain way to boost your mood. Trust me…I know from experience! Negativity just brings you down, so I know I just try to stay away from it at all costs.
A positive attitude is a definite boost to your overall well-being. The best way to be is positive and happy not only for your benefit, but for the benefit of others too! Even though life has a way of throwing curve balls, it’s the way we approach the situation that makes all the difference.
So, I’ll leave you with this story that has resonated with me since my mom told it to me — this man came into my mom’s office one day. He was whistling, singing and all smiles. Her co-worker asked him why he was so happy and he said “because my family and I woke-up this morning.” Such a simple concept, but SO true. It’s all about attitude!
What are some ways that you maintain a positive attitude?
Name three things that always brighten your mood.