5 Ways to Be a Happier You
Author: Virginia James, M.A., LPC, LMHC, Strategic Life Coach
You Have an Attitude
At one time or another, I am sure you heard what it means to have an attitude. Your parents might have said to you, “You better change that attitude of yours!”
The thing about attitude is that it can be either positive or negative but you get to choose. You get to choose your attitude in life.
Some people live in a constant state of anger: anger towards others, blameful or simply unhappy about personal life decisions.
Maya Angelou said this quote: If you don’t like something change it. If you can’t change it,
change your attitude.
I saw this couple shopping at Aldi the other night. The man kept patronizing this poor woman telling her things like, “Why did you pick that type of cheese?”, “Move faster! You’re walking too slow,” “You’re just in the way!”
I thought to myself, “This woman just needs to leave him and get away from that negativity. What are those toxic statements doing to her on a daily basis?
Can You Choose Your Attitude?
Have you ever been around someone like that? Someone who emotionally and verbally assaults you on a daily basis. Hopefully you are not the person doing it to someone else.
Or have you ever been around a daily complainer? Unfortunately, it is all-too-common.
One thing is for sure, it’s definitely easier to have a poor attitude. Why not be different? Why not work on having a happier, healthier attitude? For some, having negative thoughts or thoughts that bring you down on a daily basis are totally normal. For others, having positive thoughts or being mainly happy each day is the norm.
If the last sentence isn’t true for you, keep reading. Here are 5 ways to change your
attitude because attitude is everything in life.