Want to Change Your Life? Start with a Positive Attitude
October 24, 2016
“A negative mind will never give you a positive life."
"Change your thoughts, transform your life"
"The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude"
"If you can change your mind, you can change your life"
-Quotes by a bunch of smart people!
What is your life currently based on? Your beliefs - which basically break down to a bunch of opinions you’ve heard over time and how you perceived the things that happened to you or to those around you.
Your internal dialogue and the language you use when you describe what occurs to you can affect how you handle certain situations.
Changing the language you use when things occur to you and reacting to life in a more positive manner will help you manage things better.
When something happens, rephrase your words and think about how you can make a positive out of a negative situation. If you burn dinner, instead of getting upset and letting it ruin your night- order a pizza, or head out to treat yourself to that new restaurant you've been wanting to try. Stop complaining about how tired you are; instead say something like, “I need a break. Time to plan a vacation." Did someone say vacation? Feeling better already!
Sharing that you feel, “A little down,” let’s others know your feelings, but doesn’t discourage people from reaching out and helping, because life certainly isn't easy, and we all need support once in awhile.
By voicing more positive statements you are changing the attitude in which you deal with life. Complaints, drama and getting angry will not solve any of your problems. It will just make everything seem worse and more difficult to handle. Feeling exhausted, sad, angry, lonely, and overwhelmed are emotions that we will all feel at one time or another. They are completely normal, everyone can relate. How you handle these feelings, however, make a tremendous difference in the kind of life you will lead.
By observing your thoughts, your words and your reactions, you can really change your life!