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Have you ever woken up and said, “Ugh! This is going to be a crappy day!”? I know people who wake up with that mentality, and I’m sure you do too. Those people probably still have a negative attitude throughout the day, and to everyone, it’s very noticeable.
Your mindset directly influences your demeanor, your actions, and how you interact with other people. If you have a negative/pessimistic attitude, it shows.
It also works the other way. A positive/optimistic attitude affects you and those around you in the same way. If you think that today is going to be a good day, more than likely, it will be. You’ll be more excited about what you have scheduled. You’ll be more optimistic about the day’s possibilities. Since you’ll be in a better mood, you’ll have more positive interactions with other people.
There will be times that you’ll be frustrated or even angry, and that’s okay. It happens to everyone, even me. It’s unavoidable and unrealistic to think that you’ll always be positive. The key is that when you feel frustration or anger, you don’t dwell on it, and try to move on, however long it takes. Just trying to be positive is better than stewing in negativity.
So you can either set your day up in a negative or positive light depending on your mentality. Choose your thoughts wisely.
Roderick Conwi is the Executive Editor at Nourishment Notes. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.