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6 Ways Your Attitude Affects Your Days and Your Life


Your attitude is your choice. You choose to look at a certain situation as either good or bad.

Positive attitudes beget positive results. You can be having a bad day and it seems everything is going all wrong. Yet, you’re still able to see the good, no matter how small.

Then, there’s the other side of the coin. Having a negative attitude means you’re always expecting the worst in every situation. Even on your best days, you can find one thing or another to complain about.

With this in mind, I’ve gathered six ways your attitude affects your days and your life. Use them to help you turn bad days into good ones. All you need is a bit of dedication and some improvement of your attitude.

Let’s get started.

1. You Surround Yourself with Positive People

No matter how strong and independent we may think we are, we’re actually social sponges. Studies show that emotions can be contagious, just like catching a cold.

Think of the people you spend most of your time with. Are they encouraging and supportive? Or do they seem to be general whiners who make mountains out of molehills?

If it’s the former, then you’re in luck! These are the kinds of people who inspire you to keep at it, even when you’re down on your luck.

If it’s the latter, then try to limit the time you spend with them. Better yet, leave them to their whining and find a more positive group of people to hang around with.

2. You Have a Purpose

Your life plan doesn’t have to be 10 years in advance. It can just be going from week to the next, or even one day to the next. When you have a plan set in place, you move through with a sense of purpose.

If you have a positive attitude, you’ll live life with a purpose. Plus, everything you do will be to serve and feed that purpose.

You’ll also be aware of how you affect those around you. That sense of motivation is what will help keep you going, even when times are tough.

Positive emotions pave the way for emotional resilience. Let’s say you’re faced with a crisis. Having a sense of hope and optimism plays a huge role in helping you overcome the pressure of the situation.

Unfortunately, those who go through life with a negative attitude are only going through the motions. They’re not really living. How could they when they have no real motivation that keeps them pushing forward?

3. You Compare Yourself to Others

We live in a world where everyone is connected. Social media outlets give us easy access to many people’s private lives.

Yet, you shouldn’t use that as a way to compare yourself to others. What you’re seeing is just a glimpse of the actual truth. Behind closed doors, their lives are probably not as picture-perfect. These people have their doubts and insecurities, too. They’re just better at coping with them than others.

Besides, when you compare yourself too often to other people, you tend to sabotage your self-esteem. You also start believing that your life isn’t headed in the direction you want it to. As a result, you get frustrated and even depressed.

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