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Top Tips For Keeping A Positive Attitude Alive And Well
If you are a regular reader of NaturalOn, you know that a positive attitude can affect your mental and physical health. A positive attitude is one of the keys to a happier, more fulfilling, and successful life.
One of the great things about attitude is that you have 100 percent control over it. Yes, crappy things happen, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t look for the silver lining, the light at the end of the tunnel, look on the bright side, or any other quote you are fond of using.
When you tell most people that they should keep up a positive outlook, they immediately accuse you of wearing those rose colored glasses and being a fake little ray of sunshine. Let’s look at things realistically. We already said that life can deal us a pretty crappy hand sometimes. We aren’t saying be unrealistic and pretend that bad things aren’t happening, what we are saying is that you don’t have to wallow in those bad things.
Think of life as a car on a highway. There you are, happily cruising down the street, singing away to your favorite song when suddenly, a squirrel runs right out in front of you and you hit it. You stop to check and find that said squirrel is now roadkill.
Now you could sit there looking at the squirrel all day long (all week, all month, all year) mourning its death, beating yourself up because you hit it, making a little memorial, and marking the date on your calendar. Oh, and let’s not forget that you need to tell every single person you meet the rest of your life about this squirrel. Or- you could move said squirrel to the side of the road, feel sad for the part that you played in its untimely death, then get back in the car and keep going. You might feel sad for a little while, but you put those thoughts aside, focus on the good things in life and perhaps when someone tells you their story about a dead squirrel, you might tell them yours, but you don’t dwell on it. Things happen. Acknowledge it, accept it, learn from it, and then move on.
If you need help dealing with how you feel about demise of that poor squirrel, here are 6 tips to help you keep that positive attitude.
1. Perception is Reality
If you look only at all the crappy things there are in life, we can guarantee that you will find a never ending supply of crappy things. Why do that when it is just as easy to look for all the good things in life? It takes the same amount of energy but how it will make you feel is what makes all the difference!
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