Are you the type of person who looks at the glass half empty, or the glass half full?
Do you have friends, co-workers, family, etc whom are always having “bad” things happen to them.
These people will use phrases like “Why me” or “Could it get any worse” etc..
I like to call these people “Debbie Downers” (click on the link for further explanation).
What if it was “you” that was creating the bad day?
Yes, we all have problems or situations arise in our life, but it is the way we chose to view and handle the situation which makes the outcome good or bad.
Here are 3 Great ways to help keep that positive attitude and look at the positive outcome instead of going right to the negative.
1. Keep Perspective:
Ask yourself is this really detrimental to my life, in a week, month, year from now am I going to look back at this situation and still be this upset or view it in this negative fashion? When your perspective changes, your whole outlook changes with it. Example, I recently got in an accident, and it was completely the other guys fault but he lied and told our insurance it was our fault. This was far from true and we had to pay a lot of money to get our car fixed. I could have gotten angry or had a bad attitude, but instead I told myself “no one was injured we are all healthy and happy, my car was not totaled and I had the money”. I chose to focus on the positives and now that is how the situation looked.
2. Keep Your Mindset in Check:
There is how we view something and then there’s reality. It is just as easy to tell yourself over and over how bad things are. Especially when you turn on the news, listen to the radio, read a magazine we as a society love to focus on the negative instead of all the good in the world. I am not saying be “happy” 100% of the time, you don’t have to smile to look at the bright side. A good way to keep your mindset in check is have your goals and daily affirmations near by and when problems or occur focus on the positive opportunities in your life.
3. Keep Out the Naysayers:
The easiest way to keep a positive mindset is to develop a circle of positive people and materials around you. We all adapt to our environments, so if you continue to associate with negative people most likely that is the outcome you will obtain as well. The saying “misery loves company” is very true. The great thing is when you surround yourself by constant positivity that is what begins to come into your life. Write a list of the top 5 people you associate most and put this to the test. Are these people your anchors or engines?
A good quote to live by is “It is not the problem that’s the problem, it’s the way we view the problem that’s the problem”.
How are you going to change your outlook Fit Ones?
Post your answers in the comments below.
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