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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 November 20, 2018

10 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

10 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

A new year beautifully symbolizes a new chapter opening in the book that is your life. But while so many people like you aspire to achieve ambitious goals, only 12% of you will ever experience the taste of victory. Sound bad? It is. 156 million people (that’s 156,000,000) will probably give up on their resolution before you can say “confetti.” Keep on reading to learn why New Year’s resolutions fail (and how to succeed).

Note: Since losing weight is the most common New Year’s resolution, I chose to focus on weight loss (but these principles can be applied to just about any goal you think of — make it work for you!).

1. You’re treating a marathon like a sprint.

Slow and steady habit change might not be sexy, but it’s a lot more effective than the “I want it ALL and I want it NOW!” mentality. Small changes stick better because they aren’t intimidating (if you do it right, you’ll barely even notice them!).

If you have a lot of bad habits today, the last thing you need to do is remodel your entire life overnight. Want to lose weight? Stop it with the crash diets and excessive exercise plans. Instead of following a super restrictive plan that bans anything fun, add one positive habit per week. For example, you could start with something easy like drinking more water during your first week. The following week, you could move on to eating 3 fruits and veggies every day. And the next week, you could aim to eat a fistful of protein at every meal.

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2. You put the cart before the horse.

“Supplementing” a crappy diet is stupid, so don’t even think about it. Focus on the actions that produce the overwhelming amount of results. If it’s not important, don’t worry about it.

3. You don’t believe in yourself.

A failure to act can cripple you before you leave the starting line. If you’ve tried (and failed) to set a New Year’s resolution (or several) in the past, I know it might be hard to believe in yourself. Doubt is a nagging voice in your head that will resist personal growth with every ounce of its being. The only way to defeat doubt is to believe in yourself. Who cares if you’ve failed a time or two? This year, you can try again (but better this time).

4. Too much thinking, not enough doing.

The best self-help book in the world can’t save you if you fail to take action. Yes, seek inspiration and knowledge, but only as much as you can realistically apply to your life. If you can put just one thing you learn from every book or article you read into practice, you’ll be on the fast track to success.

5. You’re in too much of a hurry.

If it was quick-and-easy, everybody would do it, so it’s in your best interest to exercise your patience muscles.

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6. You don’t enjoy the process.

Is it any wonder people struggle with their weight when they see eating as a chore and exercise as a dreadful bore? The best fitness plan is one that causes the least interruption to your daily life. The goal isn’t to add stress to your life, but rather to remove it.

The best of us couldn’t bring ourselves to do something we hate consistently, so make getting in shape fun, however you’ve gotta do it. That could be participating in a sport you love, exercising with a good friend or two, joining a group exercise class so you can meet new people, or giving yourself one “free day” per week where you forget about your training plan and exercise in any way you please.

7. You’re trying too hard.

Unless you want to experience some nasty cravings, don’t deprive your body of pleasure. The more you tell yourself you can’t have a food, the more you’re going to want it. As long as you’re making positive choices 80-90% of the time, don’t sweat the occasional indulgence.

8. You don’t track your progress.

Keeping a written record of your training progress will help you sustain an “I CAN do this” attitude. All you need is a notebook and a pen. For every workout, record what exercises you do, the number of repetitions performed, and how much weight you used if applicable. Your goal? Do better next time. Improving your best performance on a regular basis offers positive feedback that will encourage you to keep going.

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9. You have no social support.

It can be hard to stay motivated when you feel alone. The good news? You’re not alone: far from it. Post a status on Facebook asking your friends if anybody would like to be your gym or accountability buddy. If you know a co-worker who shares your goal, try to coordinate your lunch time and go out together so you’ll be more likely to make positive decisions. Join a support group of like-minded folks on Facebook, LinkedIn, or elsewhere on the internet. Strength in numbers is powerful, so use it to your advantage.

10. You know your what but not your why.

The biggest reason why most New Year’s resolutions fail: you know what you want but you not why you want it.

Yes: you want to get fit, lose weight, or be healthy… but why is your goal important to you? For example:

Do you want to be fit so you can be a positive example that your children can admire and look up to?

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Do you want to lose fat so you’ll feel more confident and sexy in your body than ever before?

Do you want to be healthy so you’ll have increased clarity, energy, and focus that would carry over into every single aspect of your life?

Whether you’re getting in shape because you want to live longer, be a good example, boost your energy, feel confident, have an excuse to buy hot new clothes, or increase your likelihood of getting laid (hey, I’m not here to judge) is up to you. Forget about any preconceived notions and be true to yourself.

  • The more specific you can make your goal,
  • The more vivid it will be in your imagination,
  • The more encouraged you’ll be,
  • The more likely it is you will succeed (because yes, you CAN do this!).

I hope this guide to why New Year’s resolutions fail helps you achieve your goals this year. If you found this helpful, please pass it along to some friends so they can be successful just like you. What do you hope to accomplish next year?

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