In this journey called life, there is no doubt that we are bound to pass through some experiences that will drain our positive energy. As a girl, you might face some heartbreak; most guys would have played football with your fragile heart that you find it difficult trusting any guy; you believe that nothing good can ever come from any guy; they are all the same. Your mind irks with so much negativity that you find it difficult to believe that people could actually be happy in their relationships. But truth is that before getting the right person, most times we have to meet the wrong ones. In that way, when the right one shows up, we will know how valuable they are and wouldn’t take them for granted.
Aside the relationship problems, we might face other life issues that would make us want to throw in the towel and scream, “Fuck you Life!”
The truth is that our life is sometimes a reflection of our attitude. It is easy to become negative and pessimistic when faced with some life issues and heartaches. Without even noticing it, our gloomy and negative attitude would prevent us from fully enjoying life.
Maintaining a positive attitude in life is very much important because not only does it help you achieve more, it helps you live longer as well as attract people to you. I mean, who would want to be in the company of a pessimistic person?
There are so many books that talk about the power of positive attitude and its importance. Sadly, it is always easier said than done. Maintaining a positive attitude is a thing of the mind so once you make up your mind to remain positive despite life hurdles, you will achieve whatever you want to achieve.
Below are some tips on how to maintain a positive attitude –
- START YOUR DAY WITH A POSITIVE MINDSET
Instead of waking up each morning with a frown like, “Why the heck am I still alive?”, wake up with a smile on your face and with a strong believe that a new day is always a chance to get it right. For me, I have actually formed the habit to listening to motivational and inspirational speeches online. I do it every morning and surprisingly, it fills me with so much positive energy.
- MINGLE WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE
There is this saying that goes, “Show me your friend and I will tell you who you are” – the moment you start hanging out with people that have so much negativity in their lives, you will definitely become like them. So, it’s always important to mingle with positive people, it certainly keeps you positive.
- BE GRATEFUL
Most times, we become so focused on the things that are not working well in our lives that we fail to appreciate the little things that matters. Learn to be grateful no matter the stage you are in life. As long as there is life, there is hope. So, look inwardly to the little things we tend to ignore like being alive and in good health and be grateful that you are counted among the living.
- LIVE IN THE MOMENT
Choosing to quit wishing and daydreaming about the life you want to live and start appreciating what you have now. You might not have a high paying job that would enable you buy a mansion, a cool ride and an iPhone but then you have a girlfriend that loves you, a loving family and a roof over your head. Once you start living in the now, it will increase your positive energy.
- EMBRACE YOUR CHALLENGES
You see, life is not really about what happens to us but how we react to it. We have to have it at the back of our minds that there are no dead ends no matter whatever we are facing in life. Embrace your challenges and don’t let it define you. When you start seeing life challenges as mere adventures and an avenue to grow, it helps you maintain a positive attitude. According to Rovert Kiyosaki, “In life, sometimes you win and sometimes you learn”.
- USE POSTIVE WORDS
It took me a while to realize that there is power in the words we spill with our mouths. Our words are so powerful than we think. When you describe your life as boring, challenging, chaotic, there is no doubt that you will end up living that kind of life. Learn to describe your life with positive words.
- BREATH AND SMILE
In the face of all the struggles and challenges you are facing in life, just breath, smile and tell yourself that it will only get better.