“Either you control your attitude or it controls you.”
Positive Mental Attitude is a Constant Work in Progress, and I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that. The beauty of it is, a little makes a big difference in how one sees the world, thus in how one experiences life. And how one expends their mental energy makes a large impact on how much physical energy we have to fully live each moment of the day.
It’s the glass half empty vs. the glass half full concept.
If we focus on a problem, the problem becomes insurmountable and we get nowhere except exhausted. If we focus on a solution to the problem, we become charged with positive energy which carries us through the day. It’s an active choice between carrying the weight of the day on our shoulders or letting the day carry our weight.
Other ways to keep yourself positive are:
* Rather than let the faults of others lead you to judgment and criticism, appreciate the positive attributes of people, even those who for reasons unknown to you have a tendency to get under your skin like a sliver–in fact, especially those.
* Rather than be stuck on what you can’t do, which leads to feelings of inadequacy, celebrate what you can do. When we place a positive value on our life, we treat others better instead of working so hard to prove our self-worth.
* When belonging to a certain group or club, instead of looking for what’s wrong and needs fixing, searching out the negative, and look for the good aspects of the group. If we look for the positive, it keeps us in a positive frame of mind.
* Rather than complain to others about what’s bothering you, whether at work or in your social life, which accomplishes nothing other than dragging further down, bringing the one who’s listening down with you, take it to God in prayer or silent meditation. Seek His help in overcoming the difficulty. Complaining to others only tarnishes your own reputation, painting yourself in a negative light and creating lack of trust others have in you.
* If something is nagging you and you’re unable to pinpoint what it is, try smiling. No words are necessary. Just smiling will lighten your load. And better yet, smile at yourself in a mirror. Seeing someone smile, even though it’s your own reflection, breeds happiness.
And when you’re smiling, you’re breeding happiness in someone else. Pay it forward. 🙂
All is Grace.