When you’re bombarded with stress and negative thoughts at home, school, and work, it’s hard to stay positive. After a while, the negativity of everything gets to you and it’s hard to shake it off.
How to Keep a Positive Attitude
Thinking negatively can have an adverse effect on your physical and mental health. To avoid it, follow these steps so you can be free from the negatives in your life.
Write down your dreams and goals
You still have dreams, right? Write them all down so you can have them in a more concrete form than mere thoughts. Spend some time writing how you’re going achieve those dreams. Do this daily so you can improve your mood and let you focus on a more positive future.
Be grateful for every little thing
Despite all the hardship you’re going through right now, there bound to be some small things that make you smile. Keep a journal where you can write what are the things you’re grateful for. Things like a stranger asking how your day is, the traffic light turns green at the right moment, or
Stop and enjoy the little moments too. Walking home and you notice the neighbor just mowed their grass? Stop for a while and enjoy the smell.
Steer away from negative thinking
One of the reasons why the world seems so dark to you is because you dwell in your negative thoughts.
When something bad happens, ask yourself if you should spend the whole day mulling over it. This doesn’t mean you should brush bad things off. Spend some time to deal with them but don’t spend too much time on them. Focus on how to solve the problems instead of asking why they happen in the first place.
Don’t be too stiff
In life, it pays to be more flexible. Did it take your children more than half an hour to finish their breakfast when they should finish it in fifteen minutes? It’s not the end of the world. Sure they may be late for school but that kind of thing is normal.
You can’t have everything running exactly as you expect them to be. Being so rigid will only drive you crazy. Be flexible and more tolerant about irregularities as they’re the inherent part of the world.
Get enough rest
It’s tough to stay positive when lack of rest is draining your sanity. When you only get 3 to 4 hours of sleep every day, even the smallest inconveniences will easily agitate you.
If you have too much going on in your mind and you find it hard to fall asleep, try listening to some ambient sound. The soothing sound of rain or flowing river provides an excellent background sound for a night of good sleep.