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7 Steps To Build an Unbreakable Positive Attitude

7 Steps To Build an Unbreakable Positive Attitude

Living is not a difficult task. Life is not as complicated and as difficult as we have made it for ourselves. Surrounding ourselves with a lot of useless thoughts, mental stress, worries, and all the wrong assumptions result in nothing less than anxiety. For this reason, a positive attitude is essential.

To live a better life, it is necessary to redefine and reconsider our attitude. Looking for all the positivity is neither impossible nor a fantasy, it is, in fact, one of the simplest things in the world. Follow the tips below to make your life blossom with the flowers of joy and positive vibes.

  1. Stay Optimistic

Filtering out the negative thoughts is the first step to a positive attitude. The best approach to getting a happy life is to find positivity – no matter how small it is – in every single thing.

A pessimistic approach will always lead you to overthink and thus end up with a lot of anxiety and tension on your plate. At every stage in your life, you will face many difficult situations, succumbing to those worries with the added weight of negative thoughts, is the last thing you need in such a state.

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  1. Live in the Present

Holding remorse for the past and fretting over the future is what most of the people do throughout their lives. This, though, is the worst way to lead your life.

The past should be forgotten as it cannot be undone. Let bygones be bygones. The future is what change if you plan your present in a better manner. Thinking over the past will destroy your present, resultantly affecting your future.

Have a positive attitude, be optimistic and only think of one thing at a time. Live in your present.

  1. Consider Problems as Challenges

It is impossible not to face any problem or a tough situation in your life. You cannot circumvent the tougher situations. It is, though, a cowardly act to sulk in such times and move to despair.

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The best positive approach in such cases is to consider problems as challenges for yourself. Set your targets and act accordingly. Reward yourself for little milestones you achieve. This will help you stay focused and tackle the problems in a positive and constructive manner.

  1. Believe in Yourself

You cannot move ahead in your life unless you have complete confidence in your abilities and a firm belief in your own self. To keep your attitude positive, you need to trust your own decisions and take confident steps.

Know that you have some strengths, some unique abilities which no one else possesses and that you are the master of your own life. Live your life to the fullest. Do not trust anyone else more than you trust yourself.

  1. Endure What Cannot Be Cured

Whenever you feel that you have lost something, if it is not possible to cure the situation and turn it into your benefit, the best strategy is to accept it as it is.

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Feeling dejected, cursing yourself, and thinking about the past is not going to do you any good. In order to move forward, you need to have the trait of acceptance in yourself.

  1. Feel Grateful

Usually, in tougher times, we forget the blessings we have. If you want to live a life full of positive vibes, remember to count your blessings every now and then. Make this a usual practice.

You have a lot of abilities, talents, and even many material things to be thankful for. If you are able to turn your complaints into gratitude, a happy life and an unbreakable positive attitude is guaranteed.

  1. Choose the Right People to Talk to

Surround yourself with the right type of friends. Share your joys with your friends, as it always feels good if you spread happiness around yourself.

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Share your worries with the people you can trust. This will help you find valuable advice when you most need it. Choose your friends wisely as they affect your life in every way.

Living a joyous life is in your grasp. You just need to take notice of a few little things. Live, and live happily.

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Carles Sabarich

Carles aspires to encourage people to live actively and take charge of their lives.

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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