Posted on Oct 20, 2008 | Comments 0
Every one experiences tough times at different times of their lives. Facing them with a positive attitude, though not always easy helps you get back on track towards success.
The best way to keep a positive attitude during tough times is to realize that they donâ€™t last forever.
However, implementing them is not always so easy. To make the problem easier to surmount for you, here are a few steps that will help you develop positive attitude in the face of adversity:
1. Stay calm
A natural reaction to tough situations in your professional or personal life is to feel scared, angry or nervous. The first step is to acknowledge the feelings and realize that they wonâ€™t help you in any way. Giving in to emotion also makes you less capable. Try not to let such discouraging overwhelm you. Instead, try to remain calm in order to let your mind work efficiently and constructively.
2. Smile often
This is the best way to get rid of worries from your life. Even if you donâ€™t feel like smiling, start by smiling at yourself in the mirror. Ensure that you donâ€™t do it in a pessimistic or sarcastic way. Or watch a funny movie or hang out with someone with whom you can be silly.
3. Put your thoughts on paper
Many people hold their depression and anger deep inside, because they are too afraid to share their innermost feelings with others. You need to realize that keeping your feelings to yourself can hurt you too deeply and make you feel bad about yourself. If you feel you donâ€™t want to share your feelings or thoughts with anybody, try to write them down.
4. Eliminate anger
Anger is the root of most negative thoughts. Try to release your anger and sow seeds to grow a positive attitude about yourself. Find an anger management technique that really works for you.
5. Get a makeover
If you look good, you tend to feel good too. Try to get a makeover or put on your best outfit. Youâ€™ll be surprised how a change in your wardrobe and your outward appearance can develop a positive attitude about yourself.
6. Avoid stress
Avoid walking blindly into a situation that cause you stress. Try to stay away from stressful situations at all costs. By eliminating or reducing stress in your life, a positive attitude is easier to attain.
Though it takes time to develop positive attitude, once you get the hang of it, you will encounter unexpected miracles.
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