We’ve all heard the saying, “you are what you eat,” but did you know that you are also what you read, listen to, watch, do and think? The information that grabs your attention each day and the people you choose to surround yourself with have a huge impact on your attitude. A comment that you overhear while in line to buy coffee can sour your attitude as can watching the news, spending time with pessimists and listening to that internal voice that always chimes in an opinion that you didn’t ask for.
Negativity can be hard to deflect when you’re surrounded with it; however, there are ways to filter it out so that you can lead an inspired and positive life.
The media: In an effort to get people to buy or tune in, the media has become notorious for sensational headlines and teasers. Tune it out and turn it off. While it’s important to know what’s going on in the world and your community, avoid getting sucked into the infotainment drama.
Debbie downers: Although we love them, our families and friends can be sources of negativity. If those close to you are brimming with negativity, limit your exposure to them. After all, negativity—like the flu—is contagious.
That nagging internal voice: Silence the internal voice that constantly reminds you of everything you’re not: you’re not successful/good looking/smart enough. If you listen, you’ll fulfill that prophecy.
Positive influences: Look for positive mentors in your life and make an effort to spend time with them as often as possible.
Affirmations: Write down five or so inspirational quotes and post them where you can see them on a daily basis.
Inspiring movies, books, music or blog: Everyone enjoys stories about individuals who have overcome challenges to achieve success. Create a list of movies, books and music that fit the bill and set a goal to tackle one every week.
Attend a class or seminar: Look for events offered in your area or online. Download podcasts or webcasts.
Opportunities to get moving: It’s no secret that exercise is a quick way to improve your attitude. Blame it on the endorphins; a good sweat will do wonders for your outlook on life.
Gratitude: Be thankful for what you have. If you need a reminder of how lucky you are, set aside 10 minutes to write down 10 things for which you’re most grateful.
Perspective: If you feel the negativity demons upon you, step back and look at the bigger picture. And when all else fails, maintain a good sense of humor.
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