A Positive Attitude Boosts Your Success Rate.
I’m stressed, and I struggle to achieve a positive attitude today.
I haven’t slept well this week, and my personal deadline to complete this website is fast approaching. I still don’t know whether my subscribers will receive my posts.
Do you see the trend in my writing? My words do not reflect a positive attitude.
Instead of thinking about all the things I’ve done right to put together a website, I’m concentrating on the few tasks remaining because I’m not sure how to do them.
I could sign up to take the next class in website design, but I know my limitations and taking another class right now would destroy my entire summer. I’m not willing to allow that to happen.
Children Feel Our Pain
When you come home from work complaining about the boss, the unfinished report or the out-of-town buyers coming in tomorrow, you impact how your child will act for the rest of the day.
Don’t believe me? I became a very sullen young girl when my father stormed in the back door cursing at the top of his lungs. Unfortunately, it happened on a fairly consistent basis.
All of us need to work on our lack of positive words when under stress. Negative thoughts increase our stress levels and trigger negative behaviors in our children.
Don’t put your little ones in the position of sitting quietly until the storm passes. You will have established a mindset that will set them up for failure in life.
Anger is not the memory you want your child to carry into adulthood. It’s not the behavior you want your grandchildren to be subjected to by your child someday.
Your thoughts and words are a mirror to your inner personality, and it becomes a learned behavior for your child.
20 Tips to Help Improve Your Attitude
- Replace negative words with positive words.
- Dispose of the drama by yelling at the windshield on the drive home. Speak with kind words when you walk through the door.
- Speak kindly to a stranger in the checkout line. You’ll be amazed how positive attitudes can shift to others.
- Ask yourself what made you so angry. Isolate the trigger to find a solution or compromise.
- Watch your body language. Children pick up on this quicker than anything. The frown lines from the sales meeting are still visible when you tell your child you love them. That destroys the message.
- Tell your family you love them. It’s simple…three words and then stop talking. They will create the magic.
- Find a confidant who is willing to listen and help when you’re stressed. They will be able to shrug off your negativity by offering suggestions to resolve the problem. That allows your family to enjoy the best part of you.
- Make a list of the stressors in your life. Find one solution that will reduce or eliminate that stressor and write it down. Get to work on resolving your issues.
- Schedule fun time with your family. This does not include an argument when you want a burger and the kids want chicken.
- If you don’t already have a hobby, get one. I find music helps lift my attitude on tough days.
- Don’t take yourself too seriously.
- Surround yourself with positive people and limit time spent with around those with a negative attitude.
- Turn it around and use the setback to improve upon your skills.
- Take action without expectations of results.
- Don’t compare yourself to others.
- Expect the best out of every situation.
- Practice forgiveness.
- Decide what you need to do more of and also what you need to reduce.
- Concentrate on what motivates you to get out of bed each day.
- Learn to prioritize.
It’s Up to You
I can’t make you change your outlook, but I can impress on you how damaging negativity is on your family.
Don’t waste your time yelling at your family about things they can’t change or control.
If you have an issue with anger, talk to your medical doctor about anger management training.
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Your hope for the tomorrow you’re dreaming of is dependent on the attitude you display as you face each new day.
Please use the comments right now to share a technique you use to help control negative emotions. You may make a huge difference in someone’s day, and that alone has to make you feel better.