I am going to ask you to do something very weird right now. First of all, I want you to listen to your thoughts. Now tell me, what thoughts fill your head? Would you label them as positive ones, or negative?
Now let’s say you are walking down the street with these thoughts. Do you think anyone who would meet you would be able to tell you what’s on your mind?
The answer to number one is up to you. But, the answer to number two can be pretty generic. Although people will not be able to tell you exactly what you are thinking, they will more or less have an idea of how you are feeling.
Here’s another question. When you enter a party with a room filled with friends, do they all fall silent as if something terrible has happened? Or does everybody there perk up as if waiting for something exciting to happen?
‘You know what? The answer to all of this depends on your frame of mind’.
Thoughts are very powerful.
They affect our general attitude. The attitude we carry reflects on our appearance too, unless, of course, you are a great actor. And it doesn’t end there. Your attitude can also affect the people around you.
The type of attitude we carry depends on us. It can be either positive or negative. Positive thoughts have a filling effect. They are admittedly invigorating. Plus, the people around the person carrying positive thoughts are usually energized by this type of attitude.
Negative thoughts on the other hand have a sapping effect on other people. Aside from making you look gloomy and sad, negative thoughts can turn a festive gathering into a funeral wake. A positive attitude attracts people, while a negative attitude repels them. People tend to shy away from those who carry a negative attitude.
We can also define attitude as the way of looking at the world we live in and see. If we choose to focus on the negative things in the world, more or less we have developing a negative attitude brewing up. However, if we choose to focus on the positive things, we are more likely going to carry a positive attitude.
You have so much to gain from a very positive attitude.
For one, studies have shown that a positive attitude promotes better health. Those with this kind of attitude also have more friends. projecting a positive attitude also helps one to handle stress and problems better than those who have a negative attitude.
A positive attitude begins with a healthy self-image. If you love the way you are and are satisfied, confident, and self-assured, you will naturally also make others around you feel the same way.
A negative attitude, on the other hand, has, of course, an opposite effect. So, carrying a negative attitude has a twofold drawback. You feel bad about yourself, and you make others feel the same way.
If you want to have a positive attitude, you have to focus on healthy thoughts.
This is probably at the beginning very hard to do especially nowadays since, all around us, the media feeds us nothing but negative thoughts. A study shows that for every 14 things a parent says to his or her child, only one is positive. This is truly a saddening thought.
If you want a healthier outlook in life, you need to think happy thoughts, and you have to hear positive things as well. So, what can we do? Well, for starters, we could go and watch a funny movie, we could play with our children more or spend some time telling jokes with friends. All these activities will start to fill us with positive stimuli, which in turn promotes positive attitude.
Although it’s impossible to keep ourselves from the negative things around us, we can still carry a positive attitude by focusing on the good things and the positive things in life. And this positive attitude you now carry can be of a benefit to you and to others around you. Sometimes when other people are feeling down, the thing people mostly do is try to give them advice. But sometimes, all they need is somebody to sit by them, and listen to them. If you have a positive attitude you may be able to cheer them up without even having to say anything.
If positive attitude is really great, why do people choose to adopt a negative attitude instead?
Someone who maybe carrying a negative attitude may be actually sending a signal for attention. Before you get me wrong, feeling sad, angry, or gloomy is not wrong itself. But dwelling on these thoughts for far too long is not going to be healthy either. There is a time to mourn.
As always, if you are beset by troubles, even in your darkest hour, focus on the good things in life, you will always have hope. Problems then become something you can overcome.
You have nothing to lose by adopting a healthy, positive attitude. Studies show that such an attitude actually retards aging, makes you healthier, helps you develop a better stress coping mechanism, and has a very positive effect on all the people you meet everyday. So, what’s not to like about a positive attitude?
Adopt one today…
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