Our attitude, the way we react to any event does have an impact on us. This morning, I faced some challenges at work. I let those negative circumstances impact my whole morning. Everything went wrong until I decided to pause and redirect my thoughts. After reflecting for a moment, I came to the conclusion that I could only control myself and not my surroundings.
Once I decided to focus on my own feelings, things fell into place. I was able to manage my day and stopped negativity from dragging me down. Someone pointed out that my positivity was like disconnecting myself from our work reality. Actually, I was more connected to reality as I knew it was a temporary situation and did not let it negatively affect me. My philosophy was simply to adapt and move on as I could not change what was happening.
Taking myself out of the situation that I cannot control is not easy and requires practice and patience. I have learned to respond rather than react to any difficult moment. I’ve learned no matter my circumstances, to remain positive and calm. A positive attitude always makes things easier.
Sometimes, things may be different from what we envision, therefore we need to try a new approach. It is imperative to learn to handle negative with positive. We must accept the fact that we can’t change everything, but we can only change our attitude.
It’s a great strength to be able to remove yourself from the situation. Being positive is an amazing trait.
I am always positive Karen, and I feel like this is something that we need in this world.
I so agree with this. I made a mental change a few months ago and noticed a big change in my life and relationships. Being positive and focusing on the positive is so much better!
Absolutely, Kat, I am with you, it is is easier to be positive.
This is a great post. I love checking myself a.k.a checking my attitude. I find that when I lower my expectations of the universe my attitude is much more positive. Thanks for sharing!
I am so glad that you are able to do so, Brandi.
I am in definite need of an attitude adjustment. I love the idea of just taking a second to redirect your thoughts and realize you cannot change what happens, but how you feel about it.
Amanda, doing so makes things easier, because so many times, we are facing situations that we can’t control, we just have to adapt, find a solution, and move on.
Your thoughts make your reality! Positivity always! I love it!
I agree, Chava.
Absolutely! I second your post. What a wonderful way to create balance by turning a negative situation into a more positive one despite of the circumstances.
It always works out for me, Carolina.
One thing I had to learn was that I’m not in control of every situation so having a positive mindset will help me to remain calm and sane
Great Nicole, remaining calm will also help you take better decisions.
I have to face the same problem at work. When something goes bad affect all my day. Thanks for the tips. I will try out
I am glad, you will try this, Nefeli.
Oh man, I needed this today. We had a rough morning here with my boys (it stormed last night so they were awake a lot so we are all tired and cranky) and I was getting upset with them, but I can’t control how they feel, only myself. Thank you for the reminder!
You are welcome, Stephanie, I know how hard it is to remain calm when our kids are watching.
So damn true! We all should be kinder to ourselves and be positive in our lives. It really makes things easier for us.
Yes, Anshika, I agree with you.
Your post always in line with thought. I had a similar situation at work. I had to reposition my thoughts so everything went smoother
I am glad to hear that, Ifeoluwa.
I agree with you 100%. Before, I was also let negativity drag me down. For me, that is the best thing I can do “disconnect from reality” to put your head in mind set of productivity. I love this article ☺️
One of my mottoes also, Marcela, is to never meet someone at their negativity level. My positive attitude will always take over any situation.
I do believe if we change our way of thinking and think more positive our wellbeing and health will improve. If we model the behavior on a regular basis we may be able to live the lifestyle regularly with less focus because it will be second nature.
So true, Rose, I agree with you.
love this. It’s always important to turn the mirror around and make sure that you are approaching things with the right attitude.
Absolutely Holly, the only person I can control is the one I see in the mirror.
Taking a step back in a difficult situation to find some positivity and peace with it can be challenging. I love your perspective.
It is very challenging, Sarah, once we learned how to overcome it, we will find peace in every situation.
One of my 2018 goals has been to be more positive. This is a great reminder!
It is a great goal, April.
Being positive is so powerful, I’m glad to read you ended that situation. Great reminder!
Thank you, Van Cast.
It is definitely hard to remove yourself sometimes from the emotions swirling around you. You really to focus on the positive and do the things that make you happy and then it will be easy to express those emotions for others.
I agree, David, once I learned how to do that, I was able to remain calm in any painful situation.
AMEN! This is like the whole “speak it into existence and it will change”. We’re a military fan and SO MANY THINGS and situations suck. But we always have to keep a positive mind or else this lifestyle swallows you up whole.
Well said Justine, a positive attitude can make life easier and brings better outcomes.
Great post and a positive attitude makes all the difference. It can be hard but so worth it
Thank you, Jenelle, it’s worth to embrace a positive attitude
I was just talking about this tonight with mt daughter. We can’t change how people act, what we can change is how we react or think or feel. So important to realise this.
That’s my thinking, Jenni.
I have come to realize my attitude reflects on how my day will be but I too after forget that. Normally it comes as an after thought. Lately however I’ve been trying to remind myself of this when I’m feeling down or upset. I start thinking about the good things in life and my hopes and dreams.
This is a great approach, Brittany.
loved your post! it’s so honest and inspiring!
Thank you, Deeksha.
Wonderful post!! I need to take notes on this. I tend to get upset and down very easy about little things. Mind over matter, mind over matter.
Absolutely, Janelle, mind over matter!
I am a firm believer that we choose our attitudes and that our attitudes come out of our thoughts.
I agree with you, Shelley.
Round of applause! This is SO true! Our attitude and how we respond to things definitely has a long-lasting impact. Being positive isn’t always easy, but it sure does make me feel better. I allow myself the chance to vent for no more than 5 minutes. After that I’m like, Tiff, move forward. Don’t dwell. I take a breath and do just that.
Great and powerful attitude, Tiffany.
Oh how cool…that is so awesome. I totally wish more people had this mindset.
We can encourage and empower others with our own by casting a positive shadow, Holly
Definitely an awesome reminder to busy people like we are.
Thank you, Hieu Le
Definitely a quick reminder to busy people like we are. Thanks!
I really needed this today. How we react to situations completely relies on our attitude, and we have to choose how we want to live each day.
Exactly, Lynn, hope you have a great day!
As always – some awesome advice. We all need to remember to step back and rethink our attitude!
Thank you, Gina, we sure do.
I love your posts. It always opens up my mind and makes me remember that there is positive out there. Needing to change your attitude in certain situations can always change from negative to positive.
Absolutely, Kristyn, a positive attitude can take us far.
I really needed to read something like this today. I’ve been in a tough spot.
We all have these days, Ray, remember to pause, be positive, and things will fall into place.
I always think of the serenity prayer when it comes to changing my attitude. Do the things I can, and accept that I cannot do everything and it will still be ok.
Re-evaluating and thinking about attitudes and actions can be so important for one’s outlook! We all should have this mindset more often.
…. and be there for each other, April.
That is such a positive outlook and approach to have. This is something I need to remind myself of daily. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Msddah.