Thursday, February 4, 2010

Positively Charged

We all know how important having a positive attitude is. But sometimes we may find it difficult to maintain that positive attitude when negative circumstances creep into our lives. Setbacks happen, and our positive energy may start to drop.

Sometimes we just need a little "attitude adjustment". We need some sort of spark to energize us and encourage positive thinking.

A positive attitude can get recharged in a variety of ways. It could be something as simple as getting a compliment from someone, or having a good day at work.

I've found there are a lot of little things that can help put me in a more positive frame of mind, like hearing a song I really like, going to a place I like, having a really good talk with someone, a really good dream, or when someone does something nice for me. I know it sounds silly, but sometimes the little things really do help - and they add up.

Other ways to jump start a positive attitude -

Turn to friends and family. The ones who care for us are our biggest supporters. Spend some time together.

Do something fun. Put responsibilities on hold, kick back and recharge.

Get moving. Exercise releases endorphins that give you a natural mood lift and can get the thoughts turning toward the positive.

Clean out the mental clutter. Being weighed down by worries, regrets, or other bad feelings saps your problem-tackling energy. Get 'em out of the way. Talk to someone. Try to shift the focus back to the good stuff in life.

With a positive attitude, you can handle anything.

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