Sometimes it’s easy to feel like your life is out of control. Between the stresses of family, work, financial problems, and health issues, a person may find it difficult to even get out of bed in the morning. What is the best way to deal with all of these challenges? First off, you need to realize that you’re not the only one dealing with “stuff”. Every one of us has our own challenges that we’re dealing with. Why is one person able to deal with things more effectively than someone else? There is a simple answer, and it is attitude. Studies show that people with great attitudes just handle things better than people who don’t have a good attitude. It seems pretty simple doesn’t it?
No matter what is going on in our lives, the one thing I know we have control over is our attitude. You can choose to live your life feeling sorry for yourself, angry, frustrated, irritated at every little thing, down in the dumps, etc… Or, you can choose to live your life happy, excited, optimistic, cheerful, and thankful for all the blessings you have in your life. It truly is your choice. Now, which attitude do you think will make you feel better? There is an added bonus to having a great attitude. Research tells us that positive, happy people are tremendously healthier than their unhappy counterparts. It’s true, the quickest way to get sick is to let yourself get stressed out over something. Over the long haul, it leads to heart disease and even cancer. It just doesn’t seem worth it to me since it really is our choice.
So put a smile on your face and tackle all of the challenges ahead of you today. A simple change in attitude can have an amazing effect on yourself and those around you. A positive attitude is contagious. You tend to get back what you give out. If you’re positive and happy, you’ll be amazed how the people you come into contact with will also be positive and happy. Even if they’re not, you won’t care because you’re not going to let them drag you down. Try it and you’ll see. Life is too short to have bad days!