If you are looking for a way to bring more optimism into your life and make
life just a bit easier by easing your negative thinking and worry then I
would suggest working on developing a more positive attitude. A
positive attitude leads to happiness and success and can change your whole
Do you notice that you tend to bring into your life the
things that you focus on the most. I am sure you know of at least one person
who has a terrible attitude. This could be someone who is extremely
negative, not fun to be around and would always complain about how her life
is horrible and everything seems to go wrong. These kinds of people drain
our positive energy.
Negative attitudes are contagious. They not only make
you feel terrible but those around you will feel the strain as well. No one
wants to hang out with a negative person.
The good thing is that positive attitudes are
contagious too. The difference is that people do like to hang out with
positive people because it makes everyone feel good about themselves.
If you want to be the kind of person
that everyone wants to be with, here are 5 easy steps to
help you achieve that:
1) Figure out what you love and
do it. This includes activities you enjoy doing,
hobbies, things you like to do in your free time and
most importantly your job or career. If you start
questioning yourself about how much joy and fulfillment
you get from your job and realize that you no longer are
happy then perhaps it's time to consider a new career or
options you can take to move to a new career. When you
do things that make you happy, you feel better about
yourself, have a positive outlook at life and you begin
to project a positive attitude.
2) No matter what, expect the
best. Although it seems easier to see the negative
in every situation, turn around and look for the
positive in everything. Make it a habit to expect the
best out of every circumstance. Recite an affirmation,
"Everything will work out great. Everything will fall
into place. Today will be a happy day!" The more often
you recite affirmations, the easier it will be for you
to believe that positive things do happen.
3) Boost your self-esteem.
Think positive thought and speak positive words to
yourself everyday. I'm sure you have at one point of
time talked down on yourself. Negative self-talk makes
you feel hopeless, pessimistic and frustrated.
Acknowledge your good qualities and stop focusing on the
negative ones. You may not be perfect but you are a work
in progress and on youíre way to greatness!
4) Compliment others. Take a
moment to encourage others. Try to compliment the people
you meet each day - both strangers and the usual people
you see. Emphasize on the positive in others and you
will be more likeable. If you have more people like you,
then, you will like yourself more.
5) Be strong. Think about
your strengths instead on focusing on your weaknesses.
Thinking about your "failures" will only make you feel
negative and pessimistic. Continue to affirm your
strengths and talents everyday. This will help empower
yourself and you will soon feel in control of every
situation around you. Being in control promotes a
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esteem and live a happier life, I recommend picking up a
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