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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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Last Updated on September 18, 2020

7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

1. Exercise Daily

It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

3. Acknowledge Your Limits

Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

The basic nutritional advice includes:

  • Eat unprocessed foods
  • Eat more veggies
  • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
  • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

    5. Watch Out for Travel

    Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

    This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

    If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

    6. Start Slow

    Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

    If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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    7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

    Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

    My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

    If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

    I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

    Final Thoughts

    Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

    Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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