How to Keep a Positive Attitude

Almost everyone has days that they feel life is dragging them down. There can be many causes for these negative feelings but there are ways to overcome negativity and stay positive.  
There has been a time in my life when I had to work actively on staying positive. I had to find ways to get rid of my negativity at home and sometimes at work as well.  
This is why I want to share some tips and quotes with you all today on how to stay positive.
1. Ground yourself and find your own path: 

One of the main reasons people don’t know how to stay positive is because they live their lives to please others. Stop. Get to know yourself; who you are and what you want and need in life. 

Boost yourself by focusing on what is important to you personally. Set achievable goals for yourself and strive to reach them. Remember that exceptional people do exceptional things try to push the boundaries of your potential. 

Some things in life are just random and what you do with it is what matters. Your life is your own. You can choose the direction you want to take and pursue it one small step at a time.
2. Appreciate yourself: 

Look on the inside and find things that you like about yourself, even if it is something small. 
  • Are you funny? 
  • What do you have pride in? 
  • Are you good with people? 
  • Do you have a lot of patience? 

When you focus on the positive things about yourself, you might have a positive influence on others without even knowing it. Appreciate your physical attributes. Do you have nice strong nails or beautiful feet? Does your haircut make you look great? Find things that appeal to you.
3. Change the way you look at things: 

If you cannot change something, change your attitude towards it. It all depends on how you choose to look at things. Let yourself dream and get excited about possibilities.

If you cannot change something, do not waste your time worrying over it. If you can’t control it let it go.
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” 
–Dr Wayne Dyer
4. Block out negative thoughts: 

If you find yourself in a bad mood decide to change your mind. Do not focus on the negatives. Ask yourself the right kind of questions like what can I learn from this rather than why did this happen to me?. 

Make your self-talk positive. Get feedback and support from positive people in your life that make you feel good about yourself and know how to stay positive themselves. Do not automatically assume that nobody cares. 

Realize that most people have ups and down in their life as well as moments of low self-esteem. Remember that there will always be a tomorrow, next week, next month. Some things pass with time and most things tend to get better.
5. Do not stop yourself from feeling joy: 

Let yourself enjoy life. Take the time, step back and just enjoy the moment. It is important to smile and laugh even if your situation is not the best. Have fun for fun’s sake, even it is not important.
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” 
–Henry Matisse
6. Reminisce and take time for yourself: 

This is an important how to stay positive tip. Think about happy memories. Think back about all the good things you have experienced, felt, achieve it doesnt matter how small. 

Remember that in the future there will be many more good things and do not allow a few obstacles to get in your way.

Another how to stay positive tip is to spend some quiet time alone, without any distractions like a cell phone or television and listen to your inner self.
7. Be consciously grateful: 

Find things, people or experiences to be grateful for EVERYDAY! Take stock of your life and consciously appreciate the people and the things in it. 

It does not have to be big things but I am sure if you have access to this blog post on a computer any computer you must have something to be grateful for.

There will always be people out there that are much worse off than yourself but are still able to stay positive.
A final way I learned how to stay positive is to keep healthy, stimulated and challenged by doing loads of activities. 
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