Start Developing A Positive Attitude With These 13 Simple Techniques
Are you wondering how you go about developing a positive attitude? Or maybe you're wondering what all the buzz is about and if this positive attitude thing is worth your time and effort?
Well, there are many benefits to developing a positive attitude. Here are just a few.
- More friends and better
- Problems become opportunities.
- Better health.
- Get more done.
- Experience more success.
If you believe in the law of attraction, you get what you think and feel about, so doesn't it make sense to think and feel positively?
Hopefully you're at least considering the idea that developing a positive attitude is worthwhile. What I listed above is only a fraction of the benefits. I’ll cover those and other positive results in more detail in upcoming articles.
Let's move on to the “how” of developing a positive attitude...
I wish it were easy, but like most things, developing and maintaining a positive attitude takes time and commitment! I want to be up front with you so that you don't go into this with any misconceptions.
However, there are things you can do it make it fun and the results are certainly worth the effort. I think you’ll notice that once you get going, being positive on a regular basis will get easier for you. As you repeat exercises consciously, your subconscious will learn from that repetition and eventually take over for you. That’s your goal: after a while, you'll be thinking positively without any more effort.
The key is training your subconscious mind!
Think of it like learning to drive. At first it takes all of your conscious effort to watch all the cars around you, control the steering wheel, peddles, and turn signals, all while trying to figure out what lane to go in and where to turn. But as you keep at it day after day, your subconscious brain learns from all that repetition and eventually takes over. If you've been driving for a while now, consider how much you do without really paying attention. That's your subconscious mind doing the work for you!
Here are 13 things you can do to begin developing a positive attitude
- Keep a daily gratitude journal.
- Keep a daily victory journal. Similar to the gratitude
journal, but in this case try to write out one or more things that went
well for you each day.
- Visualization of positive outcomes.
- Take time to play.
- Improve your health. Eat
healthfully, exercise regularly, and get enough rest. It's hard to be
positive when you're feeling exhausted and run down.
- Use positive affirmations
and receive positive messages daily. Consider subscribing to FREE
positive daily emails. They're short but they offer quick reminders to
help keep you on track. I personally look forward to reading these
emails every day: Insight
Of The Day,
Notes From The Universe.
All of them are published by stars of the movie The Secret.
I promise they won't spam you or share your address!
of television, radio, and newspapers: what kind of messages are they
bombarding you with daily? Try to keep your exposure to negativity at a
- Adjust your posture: sit up straight, smile,
walk proudly, and breathe deeply. Do this for 60 seconds and you'll
start to feel the difference (Honestly! Give it a try right
- Release negative thoughts with techniques like The
- Try hypnosis. There may be a therapist in your area, or you
can try audio
- Monitor your emotions: negative emotions indicate that your
thoughts are negative. You'll know it's time to shift mental gears.
around positive people: they will rub off on you. Maybe even consider
starting an informal optimist club where a group agrees to support each
other in the effort of thinking positive.
Pick as many of these things as you're comfortable with and commit to doing them daily for the next 30 days. Usually it takes about 30 days to really start reprogramming your subconscious mind and to begin developing a positive attitude.
Stick to it, and before you know it, you'll be an optimist without having to think about it!
Just by getting started, you're already well on your way to developing a positive attitude. Keep up the good work!To learn more about this topic, please check out the related articles listed at the bottom of the page.
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