Positive people have bad days. Successful people struggle. Life happens…to EVERYONE.
It takes practice to learn the art of attitude. It also takes more than just ourselves to change it.
Some days are harder than others to feel “peachy-keen”, but it’s during these times I reflect and ask myself these 3 questions.
In no particular order:
1) How much sleep did I get? Odd possibly, but my attitude revolves around my sleep. I’m tired…I’m irritable. I also lack productive qualities. Note to self: force myself to bed at a decent time tonight.
2) Have I lost focus on my vision, my goals? Life can seriously suck me in. The car needs fixed, the kids are fighting, the dog got out of the yard, fridge is empty, my checkbook isn’t balancing, mortgage is due, Dr. appointments, I have a headache, one of the kids is sick, no one can watch the kids, my identity got stolen etc…etc…etc. Managing life is time consuming! So when it comes to attitude here, I revisit my dream board, I remember my big picture goals. It truly helps lighten my step…it changes my attitude. I accomplish what needs to get done, and then refocus on the steps to reach those goals. Don’t have a Dream Board? Make one!
3) Who is influencing me? Did I get pulled into negativity from others on Facebook and reminded how annoying something is? Or am I following others who inspire me to do more and be better? It’s not always a quick fix, and takes time…but you’ll find with time you’ll catch your own negative thoughts and be able to hit reverse and back out of it. It’s a skill and it takes some practice..so check who you’re following, who your friends are, who you let influence you. Surround yourself with others who will lift you up, celebrate your wins, and challenge you to do better. Follow people who are better than you. Don’t let it intimidate you…just do it.
These are just some off-the-cuff things I think of. What other things can you think of? Do you struggle with this, or have you found something that has worked for you? I’d love to know what you’ve done. Comment below!
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