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Chin Up! Tips To Maintain a Positive Attitude

May 16th, 2012 Inspirational

Keeping a positive outlook isn't always easy - even the sunniest disposition runs into tough times every now and then. But maintaining an optimistic attitude can do wonders for your mental state of mind. Think of it this way - you need skills to be successful, and those can be learned relatively easily. If your head isn't in the right place then you simply aren't going to do as well as you would like to. Of course, this is easier said than done, but there are a few techniques you can employ that will help maintain your peace of mind.

1. Focus on breathing. When you get stressed or agitated, your breathing becomes more erratic, which in turn causes your body to respond negatively, which stresses you out further, and so on. The next time you hear some bad news, push your initial reaction aside for a moment and take in a long breath through your nose. Slowly exhale through your mouth and repeat until you feel calmer. Doing this will make you much more prepared to face the problem in front of you with confidence and rationality.

2. Wake up earlier. This may seem like the most impossible thing in the world for a couple of weeks, but if you make a sincere effort to wake up earlier, you'll start to notice the benefits. If getting out the door on time feels like a sprint, give yourself half an hour longer to take care of your morning task. You'll also have more time to go outside and take in the beautiful morning every day, which can do wonders for your outlook.