How to change your negative attitude
You may be hearing a lot about mindset work and wondering what it’s all about. Your mindset is your outlook on life. It determines whether you see the glass half empty or half full. It helps you to create the life you desire or keeps you stuck in a life you hate.
If you’ve been trying to attain success and keep getting thrown off course, maybe it has to do with your mindset. Ever feel like some people keep winning at life while others keep trying…and failing? The truth is your mindset is usually what really makes the difference.
Learning how to manage your thought patterns is what is going to keep you on the move when things fail to go as planned. Here are 13 ways to improve your mindset to start making positive changes in your life.
1. Start Off Your Day Strong with an upbeat attitude
Your day’s outcome is normally determined in the first few morning hours. If you start checking your Instagram feed and notifications when you get out of bed, you will start to drift into the unknown. You’re allowing the outside world to set the pace of your day instead of controlling your own path.
Instead, front load your morning with an activity that will give you a positive mental focus. A brief meditation, brainstorming or workout session will help in keeping you right on track.
For instance, the first thing you should do each morning to make positive changes in your mindset is:
- Pray; give God thanks for waking you up
- Read your bible
- Listen to a motivational speaker
- Write down the things you are thankful for
2. Take Control of What Goes In Your Head
Are you filling your mind with positive and uplifting messages or following celebrity gossip and keeping track of your ex? You will never really understand how much of an impact this can have on your reality until you begin to change your outlook.
Learn to be proactive and disciplined about the things that you allow to go through your mind. We cannot make changes to our DNA but we can opt to be more and more vigilant about what sort of information we choose to consume.
Listen to productive podcasts on your daily commute. Watch Youtube videos that will help you to win at life. Read more personal or career development books.
3. Practice Gratitude
Recall what you are grateful for at the end of each day. Say thank you out loud when good things happen. Focus on the positive things that life has to offer as opposed to its negatives. Now, this is not always easy but you are encouraged to keep trying.
Even when something doesn’t go your way, try to find the lesson and be grateful for it. Have in mind that it is you who is going to determine your reality. As such be grateful for that opportunity.
Changing your mindset is a lifelong journey. Choose every day to be happy and more grateful and life will have no choice but to serve up more things for you to be happy and grateful for.
I was telling a family member this morning who is going through a crisis that their situation could have been worse. Remember no matter how hard you believe your life is, it could have been worse.
For instance, have you ever felt down, but when you hear someone else struggles, you realise how much worse your situation could have been. Always give a helping hand and a listening hears to those who are less fortunate and I can guarantee your mindset will become more positive.
5 Different Ways Gratitude Can Improve Your Quality of Life
You probably know of other methods that can help you improve your quality of life. But you know what ties most of these other methods together? Gratitude.
Saying “thank you” might sound simple enough, but the sad truth is that not a lot of people practice it in real life. If you’re looking for ways to change your life for the better, choose gratitude. Here are 5 ways gratitude can have a positive impact on your quality of life.
1. Gratitude makes you happier
When you remember everything you currently have in your life, it makes you feel good. No matter how little or how abundant your material or non-material wealth is, don’t take anything for granted. Be thankful for what you have, there are others out there who aren’t as lucky as you!
2. Gratitude makes you more likeable
Saying thanks to people who make your life easier by way of a product or service will help boost that person’s morale. They’ll feel appreciated, and they’ll be bound to try and do their best to be better at their jobs. When people like and appreciate you, they tend to be more trusting and open which results in better relationships with everyone!
3. Gratitude makes you less self-centred
You probably dislike self-centred people. These are people who think of nothing but themselves and feel entitled to everything they can get their hands on. They have no regard for others, even if they’re stepping on someone’s toes. When you practice gratitude, you become aware of the people around you and in effect, you become more accepting towards others.
4. Gratitude makes you less envious
Envy is a double-edged sword. It can be good or bad depending on how much envy you’ve got running in your system. It’s good if you can use it to do productive things, like motivating you to try and do something better with your life.
But it’s bad if you let it take control – feelings of insecurity and inferiority can literally destroy your happiness. So, practice gratitude and be happy for those who are more successful than you.
5. Gratitude makes you more optimistic
Without feelings of envy, you can clearly see the path you need to take, so you too can succeed. When you make gratitude a habit, you see the silver lining in everything. It makes you more optimistic and gives you a more positive outlook in life!
So start being more grateful today. Start by reciting three things every morning that you are grateful for. Watch as you go through your day for even more things and always, say thanks.
How to Remove Negative Thinking from Your Life
Thinking negatively is a total drag. Being a negative person sucks the joy out of your life and often causes a downward spiral. It can lead to you to losing friends, employment, clients and more. Most of us know that negativity leads to depression and so we avoid negative people like the plague. But what if we’re the negative ones? If you’d like to remove negative thinking from your life and add a little more joy, try these four things.
1. Be grateful more often
Gratitude is a powerful weapon against negativity.
It’s pretty much its opposite and once you learn to be grateful more often then you’ll find that your negativity struggles to cope with your new-found gratitude.
At first, just say “thank you” more often. Ideally out loud but at least in your head.
Look for things to be grateful for in your daily life – the air you’re breathing, the clothes you’re wearing, anything!
If possible, keep a gratitude journal and write down at least three things that have happened during the day that you’re grateful for. This will help put your mind in the right place to sleep. You won’t wake up with negativity having gone to sleep with a grateful heart.
2. Get more exercise
Exercise releases endorphin into your body.
These are a natural “feel good” hormones that act faster, better and safer than any drug (prescription or otherwise), and they are generated when you exercise.
Exercise doesn’t have to mean going to the gym or pool or even jogging.
It can be as simple as dancing in your office or living room from time to time.
Or you could deliberately go out for a walk! That works nicely as being out in nature is an awesome remedy for negativity.
3. Eat healthily
Comfort food is often anything but comforting.
You may eat something that gives you a quick sugar high, but that’s soon followed by the negative side of eating food that’s not exactly healthy.
Cut down on excess sugar.
Cut down on drive-thru runs. Too much Junk foods will clog your brain.
Start with slightly healthier choices when you eat – even if that means reading the labels. A good rule is not to eat things where you don’t understand several of the ingredients and wouldn’t add them if you were making the recipe at home. So if you don’t keep high fructose corn syrup, don’t buy it at the store.
Stay away from processed food, eat more freshly cooked meals. Also, it would be great if you eat less meat and more vegetables. Eating healthier will give you a more clear mind to achieve your goals. Recipes ( Start Your Clean Eating Journey)
In addition, drinking lots of water is very important, our brain is made up of approximately 80% water. So it is safe to say that if the brain does not get enough water it will not work properly. The Importance Of Drinking Water
4. Ask God to help you Characteristics Of A Faithful Servant Of God
Negativity isn’t something you’ve chosen to do.
It’s something your subconscious mind has developed as a protection mechanism for you.
And – just as you can’t tell your nails to stop growing – it’s not easy to remove negativity or depression at a conscious level.
The word of God will help you to get the mind to subtly change your behaviour and reduce the negativity in your life.
It will not be easy but read the words of God
Here are some bible verses to help you to become more positive
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Ephesians 4 v 31-32
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Proverbs 17 v 22
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Take small steps each day to remove negative thinking from your life and watch yourself become a more positive person
Moreover, make sure to surround yourself with lots of positive people, stay away from negative people. And also incorporate these 13 ways to make positive changes in your mindset.
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