How to maintain a positive attitude

Want to know how to maintain a positive attitude?  Many people seem to be able to do this effortlessly while others just can’t seem to keep that positive attitude going for more than a few days at best.

I remember attending events in the past which had me pumped for days, then my enthusiasm would begin to fade, or something would go wrong, and next minute I was back to where I was before the event.  I always wondered how people were able to maintain their undying passion for life for long periods of time, and today I’m going to share with you one of the secrets because now I know many of these secrets! 😉

One of these secrets is about focusing on the positives of events in your everyday life.  Each and every day you will find yourself in situations where you will be faced with challenges.  What most people tend to do is focus on the challenge.

Positive people are more inclined to focus on a possible solution or the positives of this challenge instead.

But what if staying focused on the positives doesn’t come naturally to you?

Well there IS a way…!

Maintaining a positive attitude if it’s not something you normally do, will require a little bit of effort and it’s worth setting daily reminders so that the tool I am about to give you can be most effective.

So here’s what you can do to help you to maintain a positive attitude:

Each and every day, from the minute you get up until the minute your head touches the pillow every night, make a conscious effort to focus on the positives of everything you experience.

Buy yourself a small notebook and carry it with you.  Whenever you experience something positive, write it down.

Also, whenever you encounter a negative event, think about the positives of that event.  For example, let’s say you’re in a situation like I am right now where your house is taking FOREVER to sell.  The positives for me are that it is extremely hot here in Australia right now and this house has a pool, so if my house had sold before now, I wouldn’t have had the relaxing afternoon in the pool today!  My future house will unfortunately not have a pool, so this is a huge positive, based on the fact that we’re melting down here!!  :)

That’s just one example of a positive spin you can put on what would normally be perceived to be a bad situation, and sometimes you will need to be a bit creative, but with practise, ideas will begin to come to you easily.

Go and grab your notebook and start taking notice of the good things in life today!

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