One of the first things to do when you begin self-improvement is to check your attitude.
As you go through your day take some time and listen to your thoughts. What do you think about when you go shopping?
Would you label your thoughts as positive or negative? While shopping are you always worried about the price of products and your lack of sufficiant monies to shop the way you want?
As you go about your day thinking your thoughts. Do you think the people around you and the people you meet know your thoughts?
Although people will not know exactly what you are thinking, they will more or less know how you are feeling.
Our thoughts effect us and every one around us. When we go where we are known the people who know us can tell what kind of mood we are in. We are definitely not alone with our thoughts.
Thoughts are very powerful. They affect your general attitude. your attitude effects your appearance. Your thoughts are so powerful that they effect the people who you chose as friends and the people you chose to associate with.
A person with positive thoughts have invigorating effects on people they come in contact with. People who are with some one who has a positive attitude are usually energized by there thoughts.
At the same time if you are around people with a negative attitude you with feel your energy being sapped. Negative thoughts make you look gloomy and sad and can turn a happy occasion into a funeral wake.
Studies show that a positive attitude promotes better health. With a positive attitude you are able to handle stress and problems better than those with a negative attitude.
A good self-image comes from a positive attitude. Self- improvement comes from a good self-esteem. With a good attitude and a good self-image you can be unstoppable.
With a positive attitude you can effect many lives if a friend feels down, very often all they need is some one to listen to them. With a positive attitude you can usually cheer them up with out having to say a word.
A negative attitude has the opposite effect. A negative attitude has a twofold drawback. You feel bad about yourself and you make others feel the same way.
In the world we currently live it can be difficult to keep a positive attitude with so many news feeds which usually give us nothing but negative messages. A study shows that for every 14 things a parent says to his or her child, only one is positive. Sad, isn't it.
You cannot stay away from negative things but you can carry a positive attitude by focusing on the good things in your life.
If positive attitude is great, why do people choose to adopt a negative attitude instead? One who carries a negative attitude may be actually sending a signal for attention. Feeling sad, angry, or gloomy is not wrong. It becomes unhealthy if you dwell on these thoughts for far too long.
Adopting a healthy and positive attitude promotes win-win situation.