Attitude

The Benefits of Living Positively

Positive psychology often is passed off as pop psychology or New Age-y by those who haven’t actually looked into it. The actual theory behind positive psychology was defined in 1998 by Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi [1] and looks at all aspects of a person’s psychology. It does not discount traditional psychology, nor supersede it. Rather than viewing psychology purely as a treatment for the malign, however, it looks at the positive. Positive psychology is a recognized form of therapy and is offered by some counselors and psychologists. Psychology has always been interested in where people’s lives have gone wrong, and what has resulted because of it [2]. Illnesses such as depression are well-documented and patterns of depressive behavior well-known. However, until recently, wh...

Having a Positive Attitude Can Add Years to Your Life

One study says that having a positive attitude can add years to your life. Up to 8 years in fact… This particular study ran by an American University looked at positive attitude and it’s relationship specifically to aging, and the patience’s attitude about aging in general. What they found is that optimists have a much longer future in store for them. Having a positive attitude was seen to have a large impact on lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, which alone can increase your life by four years. The study also showed that people with more positive thoughts about aging actually lived longer. In other words, those individuals who had a positive attitude toward aging, long before they began aging, benefitted the most. “It is important to participate in enjoyable activi...

Positive Mind… Positive Life

“A negative mind will never give you a positive life.”   It really couldn’t be more simple.  If you think negative, if you are negative, things in your life will be negative.   You won’t see the positive in life because you will be so focused in on the negative.  Negative energy, negative thinking, and negative attitudes and outlooks can be so consuming and so blinding, they can prevent positive things from happening, or make up unable to realize if something positive is sitting right in front of you.  The best thing about positive and negative attitudes are that you have the ability to choose which one you want.

A Positive Attitude is like a flat tire…

  “A positive attitude is like a flat tire.  Good luck going anywhere until you change it.” This statement couldn’t be any more true… Bad attitudes slow you down, get in your way, and even prevent you from getting where you are going all together.  The only way to pick up the pace, and go forward smoothly, and in the right direction is to change your attitude.  Change the way you think about things, and how you look at them.  Change your approach to them and what you take away from them.  Positivity is like fuel.  Its like an engine that drives you forward.  It’s like air in your tires…  it will get you where you are going.

Tell Yourself Why You Can…

“Instead of giving myself reasons why I can’t, I give myself reasons why I can.” Some of us have a constant inner dialog that has the ability to psych ourselves out when things are intimidating.   Feeding into negative thoughts is not only the easiest way to not be able to achieve something, it is quite possible that it can discourage you from trying all together.   Stop thinking about all of the things you lack, or that are negative and focus in on the positive things only.   Want to try out for the football team at school but don’t think you have a shot because you’re not fast enough, you’re not tall enough, and there are students who out-perform you?  Why not think about the good things – You have a great shot because you’ve practiced all ...

A Positive Attitude Makes a Good Day

Bad things happen every day, but how greatly they can affect you will ultimately depend on your attitude.  Are you going to let something pull you down, or are you going to learn from it, grow and become a stronger, wiser individual?   You can have a bad day if you see the things happening around you as bad.  That same day can be made good, if you choose to see the positive aspects and benefits you can take away from each and every one.  Only you have the power to make all of your days good.

Step One to Positivity: Identify Your Negative Thoughts

Having a positive outlook is a choice. You can choose to think thoughts that elevate your mood, throw a more constructive light on difficult situations, and generally color your day with brighter, more hopeful approaches to the things you do. By choosing to take a positive outlook on life, you can begin to shift out of a negative frame of mind and see life as filled with possibilities and solutions instead of worries and obstacles. If you want to know how to think more positively, just follow these tips.   1. Understand the benefits of being a positive thinker. Choosing to think more positively will not only help you take control of your life and make your everyday experiences more pleasant, but it will have countless benefits on your mental and physical health as well as your ability...

Impossible is Just an Opinion…

Impossible is only an opinion.  What’s  your opinion?

You’re never too young to inspire others to believe in themselves!

  Share this charming young man’s joy after his first experience riding a bike!  His words of wisdom to all the other children learning to ride their bikes is beyond inspiring!

Keep Your Attitude Positive: The Sun Never Sets

  Its all about perspective… how you look at things.  Changing the way you look at things can change the way you think.  Before making up your mind about something, make sure you’ve given it a full 360 degree rotation.  The glass is half empty, or it’s half full.   The sun may set every day from your back yard, but when you’re looking from outer space, it never sets at all…  The possibilities of perspective are as endless as the galaxy… make sure you explore them all.

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