16 Tips to Giving Your Attitude a Boost
Your attitude is everything. It is how you see the things around you, how you deal
with the situations you face, and what you think about life. The difference between a
positive and negative attitude could be the difference between a positive or negative life.
The tips below are quick and highly effective. Make use of them today and start getting
1. Rise and Shine!
Getting up early and taking a walk in the morning is a great way to start the day.
Fifteen or twenty minutes is plenty of time for a quick walk in the brisk morning air.
2. Tomorrow is a New Day
When things aren't going the way you might like them to go, remember that as time
passes, so do your troubles. At the time it may be hard to realize that things will get
better, but rest assured they will.
The only one who can give you a good attitude is you. And the great news is, it can
happen whenever you want it to. You could wake up tomorrow with a brand new outlook on
life. And why? Because your attitude is yours to control. You don't need permission
from anyone to change it.
4. Circle of Friends
You may be trying to stay positive, but if your friends or coworkers are negative, it
may make for a losing battle. The company you keep impacts your attitude greatly.
Seldom will you find a group of negative thinkers and one positive attitude together.
Negativity can spread, so be sure to keep clear of noticeably negative situations.
5. Healthy Diet
You have heard it a thousand times, and this will make it a thousand and one. A good
diet is vital to maintaining energy, alertness, and a positive attitude. Without the
necessary amounts of fuel for your body, it cannot function properly. If you find
yourself in a tired and negative mood, ask yourself, 'Have I eaten yet today?'
Just as important as a healthy diet is the right amount of sleep. It seems obvious but
many people don't get enough sleep at night. Without rest, the body and mind become
irritable, fatigued, and they drag through the day. The same effects can result from
oversleeping. Make sure you get the sleep you need each night.
7. Your Hobby to the Rescue
It is important to have a fun hobby or activity that you can do when facing a problem
or a long, hectic day. Sports, books, collecting, etc. are great ways to get away from
the hustle and bustle and enjoy yourself.
8. Do Unto Others
It's true what they say, you get what you give. When you focus on treating others
positively and with respect, you will, in most cases, receive the same treatment.
Change the focus from yourself to others and let the giving spirit be the reason for
your improved view of the world.
9. The Bigger Picture
When you think of the world as a whole, it may serve to downplay the obstacles in your
life that cause frustration or complication. You might have it bad, but the odds are
that someone else has it worse. That in itself is enough to make people thankful for
what they have.
10. Try Something New
If you feel like you're stuck and you need a way to break out, try something new.
Picking up a new instrument, trying out a new sport, or discovering a new talent may
add some excitement and enjoyment to your life.
11. Past Proofs
Others have successfully done what you are trying to do, and that is why you should be
positive about the future. It doesn't matter what you are trying to accomplish, the
chances are that someone has done it. That means you can do it too. We are all human,
and we all have the same 24 hours in each day. If they can do it, so can you.
12. Stop It
If you get up on the wrong side of the bed, that doesn't mean you have to go to bed on
that same wrong side. If your day begins poorly, make an effort to correct its
direction. Realize you aren't happy and fix the problem. Your bad beginning could turn
into a happy end.
13. You Need Bad Days
If you do have a bad day though, that's all right. Some people have trouble with that
thought. They think that one bad day is not acceptable, making it even worse for them.
We all have an off day. The important thing is to make sure we improve the next.
14. Write It Down
Want a positive attitude? Describe your attitude in writing. Your plan will be easier
to work if you know what you want. Knowing you want a better attitude may not be
enough. Get specific, plan your work, and work your plan.
15. Helping Hands
Bringing your friends and family into the picture is a great way to keep you heading in
the right direction. Tell some friends about your desire for a better attitude and tell
them to let you know when you are getting negative. You may not want to admit you have
a negative attitude, but your friends sure will tell you.
16. Be the Optimist
Being the optimist for others can help you see the positive things in your own life.
When a friend comes to you with a problem, remind yourself that you are trying to
improve your attitude and make your best effort to give the most positive advice you
can. It doesn't have to be overdone, but it should have a very positive flavor to it.
Make use of the above tips and you'll find yourself a true optimist in no time!