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Positive Attitude Activities

It’s been said countless times: “The modern age is tough.”

No one is likely to dispute that. However, looking back throughout history, when wasn’t the “modern age” difficult to deal with? We all have troubles and issues we must contend with, big and small, that make our journeys seem bumpy and hazardous. Ultimately, the ease at which we travel along our paths is up to each one of us, of course. For the most part, it all comes down to our attitudes about our journeys that greatly determine the effectiveness of our ‘shock absorbers’. Here are some positive attitude activities that will help you see the sun through the clouds.

1) If you think you’re facing ‘the end of the world’, consider how many times in your past you felt the same way. Well, guess what? You survived them all! Trust that you will find a solution to your problem or you will learn to deal with it. Either way, you WILL survive. And, in the unlikely scenario that you don’t, well, the problem’s over, isn’t it?

2) Everything is a learning experience. There’s really no such thing as a bad experience if you look at it that way. When your boss yelled at you, you learned to improve your performance in some way. After that problem with the bank, you became savvier about banking procedures, or personal accounting. If you’re still complaining about a past problem, you haven’t learned from it yet, and that’s completely on you. Just the action of discovering how you can learn from it will make it seem not so bad. Silver lining, and all that.

3) Write a positive endorsement about yourself in the third person (“Sally has beautiful skin. She is kind to animals.” etc.) You don’t need to show it to anyone, so write everything you can think of, no matter how small, how unimportant, or how conceited it might seem. We often forget just how amazing we are when facing our problems.

4) See the world around you and how you can interact with it. Whether looking at a forest or the veins in a leaf, a waterfall or a raindrop, an elephant or an amoeba, your examination of it will cause you to feel a connection with your surroundings, and it’s hard to feel bad in the realization of being part of something as wondrous as all the life on this planet.

5) Do a little more than is asked of you, and don’t expect any praise for it. We are bombarded with the minimalistic attitude of doing only what is necessary, and then we complain when we get the same level of commitment out of life. Remember that by giving you create a vacuum within yourself the universe needs to fill. Be proud of the extra you give, only because it’s giving. The true reward for giving is the knowledge that you’ve contributed freely of yourself.

6) Do anything that you know is good for you, no matter how small, and be proud for doing it. We sometimes take the positive things we do for granted, considering them duty, and thus unworthy of praise. But you should be proud of getting out of bed in the morning, putting healthy food in front of your children, being civil with your neighbours.

All in all, most problems in your life are minor within the context of your whole existence. What will you think of your present problem 20 years from now? How much time do you spend worrying about something that happened 20 years ago? Cultivating a positive mental attitude isn’t difficult. It’s all about perspective. It’s how you choose to view the world surrounding you, and your place in it. Chances are if you take responsibility for everything that is happening to you, you’ll find a way to see it in a positive light, and thus use it to your advantage, one way or another.

Like always, however, it’s entirely up to you.

Light, love, and the strength to be better.

Michael B.

August 31, 2012


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