Time and again we are told to have a positive attitude towards Life.
Maintaining a positive attitude is important to every aspect of life: your social status, your work, your health and your relationships. Sometimes, it doesn’t even make sense as we are going through so many negative things at a given time in our life.
But then, it’s exactly when the positive attitude is required the most. Read here the 8 Rules to Live by to have Positive Attitude-
1.Rewire your thoughts:
“The Only Thing Standing Between You And Your Goals Is The Bullshit Story You Keep Telling Yourself As To Why You Can’t Achieve It.”
– Jordan Belfort
As this quote says you determine your ability by the story you keep telling yourself.
Instead of answering why you can’t achieve, you have to narrate a positive story about how you can achieve your goals to yourself irrespective of what people say about your failure.
Asking questions to yourself is great for opening up the mind as they are impossible to ignore as per Zeigarnik Effect.
2.Be with the company of positive people :
“ You cannot change The People around you. But you can change the people that you choose to be around.”
If you choose to be around positive people you are more likely to get positive outlook, positive stories and positive solutions to every problem you face.
This positive environment around you will affect your own line of thinking, helping you to see the positive side of every situation you come across.
3.Know that you are unique:
“ Everyone is genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing its stupid”
Don’t let yourself feel inferior by comparing yourself to others. Everybody has different abilities and purpose in life. You must analyze yourself to live a truly satisfying life.
4.Focus on a moment:
“We are living in a world that contributes in a major way to mental fragmentation, disintegration, distraction, decoherence.”
-Buddhist scholar B. Alan Wallance
Life unfolds in present. You must always focus on the moment rather than squandering the precious seconds of our lives worrying about future and ruminate past.
Most sources of negativity stem from a memory of a recent event or the exaggerated imagination of a potential future event.
5.Learn from failures:
Failure can make us feel passive and lead us to believe that we will never succeed, no matter how hard we try. But the truth is you have more control over the things than you realize.
You can improve your skills and learn from your mistakes and succeed rather than stressing and cursing which leads to the negative attitude towards life.
Overcoming failures increase confidence and create positive outlook towards life.
6.Feed your mind with positivity:
You must feed your mind with positivity by reading books, blogs, listening to podcasts and watching inspirational movies.
They will help you to overcome negative situations in your life by relating to examples of the situations in books, movies, and podcasts.
7.Be grateful for your life:
Always take time from the day to be grateful for people, things that matter to you the most.
Don’t forget to be grateful to yourself, for your achievements and difficult circumstances you have overcome in life.
This is the simplest way to boost the positive energy in life.
8.Take Care Of Yourself:
It is important to take care of your physique as well as your mental health.
Exercise is the best way to keep mind as well as body healthy as it has physical and emotional benefits.
It releases endorphins in the brain that makes us feel better.
Getting in better shape also boosts our self-esteem, thus helping us to fight the negativity and have the positive outlook towards life.