Success in your life mostly depends on you attitude towards to the world. Some small daily habits can help you develop positive attitude.
#1 Say “thank you” : Change your attitude about life.
Thinking about what we do not have in our life, can leave us feeling frustrated and unhappy. Practicing gratitude requires our brain to think about positive things. We think about what we have, instead of what we do not have. Create a gratitude journal and write in it for 5 minutes each morning when you wake up or just before you go to sleep. List 3 things you are grateful for in your life right now. It can be the simplest of things, such as having a warm bed to sleep in, a roof over your head, a family that loves you, food in your fridge, a dog or cat that you have as your pet. Get specific: if it’s a family member or a close friend, write down which of their qualities you are grateful for.
#2 Adopt a “growth mindset.”
Henry Ford once said: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” What does this mean? It means that the view you have of yourself will profoundly affect the way you lead your life. For example, if you believe you can think more positively, you can make it happen. Conversely, if you don’t believe in the power of positive thinking, then it doesn’t matter how much others will tell you how great the benefits are. How can you think more positively? Start nurturing a “growth mindset” (versus a fixed mindset). If there’s something about your mindset you don’t like, the good news is – you can change it for the better.
#3 Treat happiness like a habit you can consistently work on.
A happy life cannot exist without you creating it. What does that mean? It means that every day you need to actively look for what you can do to become happier, instead of expecting life to just become happy on its own. How can you do this? Apply some positive psychology to the way you lead your life, and you will feel a more positive impact on your attitude, your motivation, and your relationships with people. Be practical on how you can apply the concept of happiness to daily life, for example in school, the workplace, and in personal relationships.
#4 Instead of saying “I can’t do this right now!” say “Why not?”
We may feel that we can’t do something out of fear, intimidation, reluctance to change the status quo, even just because it feels natural to resist to act. It’s all part of being human. Try working through it with these steps:
- Think carefully if there is something else hiding behind procrastination. Maybe it is simply the fear of not being able to do something successfully.
- Next time you feel like saying “I can’t,” ask yourself where the resistance is coming from. Be honest with yourself. Find out what it is so you can do something about it.
- Think about the benefit of changing your reaction: whenever you say “why not?” you win over fear. There is something really powerful when we leave a little space open for possibilities, instead of shutting the door in our own face. It’s a subtle change in attitude towards ourselves than can have a tremendous impact in our lives.
#5 See your mistakes in a more positive light.
Making mistakes is a normal part of life. It’s how you approach them that matters. Try a different strategy of viewing your past by forgiving yourself for mistakes that you made. Reflect on them, learn from them, but don’t hold on to them. This applies to your relationships, your career, your education, and other areas of your life in which you feel you didn’t achieve what you wanted or underperformed in some way. By changing how you relate to mistakes, you will give yourself more freedom to manage your future more successfully.
#6 Eliminate toxic people from your life.
Toxic people may claim they are your friends, but they are not. What makes them toxic is their negative attitude towards everything, so it’s not likely they can give you a boost of positivity. Be very selective who you spend your free time with, and next time a toxic person wants to monopolize your time, just say no. Tell them you’re busy. Don’t engage in negative banter. You’re better off spending free time on your own doing something that makes you relaxed and happy.