Generating A Positive Attitude To Improve Your Life
July 29, 2015
With all of the stress in our everyday lives, it is easy to fall prey to negative thinking. Perhaps you had a bad day at work, are arguing with your significant other, or one area of your life is going great while another is falling apart. These life complications are the fuel for negative emotions to overpower our thinking, which can make us perpetually unhappy. No matter what is going on in your life, the tips below may help to inspire positive thinking and improve your outlook when the going gets tough:
Use your imagination:
Depression can easily set in when we are bored or are feeling complacent with the status of our lives. Try doing something new or creative to get your imagination working. Read a new book, take an art class, go rock climbing, travel, or take on a new hobby like playing the guitar. If you have an activity that makes you feel good, those positive feelings are likely to spill over into your personal life.
On a daily basis, it is impossible to escape internal dialogue with ourselves. You may walk past a mirror and the inner voice in your head says something negative about how you look. Or you get negative feedback from your boss and you berate yourself about your terrible performance. Silence your inner critic! When negative thoughts creep into your head, find a positive thought to replace it. Instead of saying, “I suck at my job,” say something like, “I did my best and will do much better next time around.” This may seem trivial at first, but will pay off as you begin to do it consistently. You will likely find that you are a much happier person. If you are having a hard time finding the positive, you can check out iPrevail.com to chat with a trained mental health coach.
Exercise daily and eat healthy:
This is a no brainer. Everyone knows that exercising makes you feel better about yourself and infuses our bodies with positive-feelings hormones. You don’t have to run a marathon or exercise until you collapse either! Do something you enjoy like taking a walk, going for a swim, or take a bike ride. Eating healthy will help to make exercising a habit and make your body feel healthy, which will inspire positive thoughts. If you haven’t exercised for awhile, getting started may seem daunting. But take it one day at a time and don’t be hard on yourself. A 15 minute walk is better than no walk at all.
tiny buddha has some great positive thinking tips that can be found here.