Archive for the ‘attitude’ Category

  1. Be aware of your thoughts
    Most of us are oblivious of how often we allow pessimism to creep into our thoughts. These thoughts have a profound influence on the decisions and the choices that we make. Take time over the next few days to keep a note of your thoughts. Thoughts like “I could never do that!”, “I’m so fat.” , “This will never work.” This is your ‘negative voice’, be aware of how many times a day it speaks!
  2. Alter your language
    That negative voice needs to be replaced by a positive voice. For each negative or pessimistic thought you have, replace it with a positive one. eg. “I could never do that!” – “I’m going to try my best to do that.” Or better yet, “Of course I can do that!”
  3. Begin each day with optimism!
    Ever noticed that how your day gets progressively worse if you begin by fighting with your spouse or children, or you let the traffic get you down? Make a commitment to begin each day on a positive note. The attitude you begin your day with affects the rest of the day (and everything you do!). Take time to focus on the things you are grateful for, the people you love, your strengths. Shine a light on all that is good, no matter how small, do whatever you need to do to begin the day with optimism!

Your attitude and energy makes its mark on the world around you, create a surrounding that feels good and supports your best interests!


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Glass half full“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”- Anais Nin

How do you see the world, or specifically, the events of your life? Are you always waiting for something to go wrong, never comfortable enough to relax in the moment and just breathe? Or do you generally see the up side of situations?

Your view of life can paint your experiences in vibrant technicolour or shades of grey. It all comes down to attitude. Your attitude greatly influences your reactions to your life’s experiences.

We all go through difficult times, some more than others. Experiences that shape us, that underpin all that follows, and while we are sometimes powerless to change the situation or the experience, we have a choice in how we respond. Attitude plays a powerful part in our response to our circumstances and the way in which those circumstances influence our lives.

So how do you see your cup? How do you react to life’s challenges?

There’s parable about a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule braying and, after a careful assessment of the situation, decided that neither the well nor the mule were worth saving. He enlisted his neighbours to help haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well and put him out of his misery. Initially the old mule was hysterical. But as the farmer and his neighbours continued shovelling and the dirt hit his back, he would shake it off and step up. This he did, blow after blow: shake off the dirt and step up, shake it off and step up, shake it off and step up. It wasn’t long before the old mule, battered and exhausted, stepped over the wall and out of the well.

If we face our challenges and problems in the same way and respond to them in a positive way, we, too, can realise the benefit of our choice to see the cup as half full.

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