Changing your attitude is one of the hardest things to do in life. Throughout all of the amazing experiences in life, there is an equal amount of pain and suffering to be had in order to learn. Sometimes you just have a bad day, even weeks that won’t quit. I come across a lot of people on a daily basis, people with bad vibes and no sign of a smile. I try to remind myself when someone is upsetting me or hurting my feelings that there is a very good chance that person is in pain. Change is difficult, changing the way you view yourself and the world is even more so, especially when you have been wronged.If you need to change your attitude, chances are something(s) have contributed to causing you pain and bitterness. Here are 5 ways to begin to change your attitude.
1.) Release those who have mistreated you. This is mostly for yourself, not them. Letting go of negative feelings, harm done to you, and thoughts/feelings of guilt is number one in the process of an attitude change. Nothing screams bad attitude more than holding onto resentments and bitterness. So work on forgiving, learning from it and moving on with your life. In turn, work on forgiving yourself for any pain you have caused. Carrying around negative thoughts and feelings about past mistakes will prevent you from moving forward as a better you. Send them positive thoughts and love, then move on.
2.) Believe in yourself. I know you hear it all the time… “It starts with you.” Well, people say it all the time because it is true! You are a beautiful being of light and love. We were made to be loved and to love in return, to grow from the mistakes we make as humans do, and to become wiser and more confident in ourselves as the days go by. Practice to be more comfortable in your own skin and take care of yourself both mentally and physically. If you begin to love yourself, having a loving attitude won’t be as hard to grasp.
3.) Be present. One of the hardest things for me to do is live in the moment. Trying to conquer an overwhelming sense of anxiety on a daily basis is basically me having to let go of future worries. I constantly look ahead (and in the past) feeling guilty and overwhelmed about mistakes I have made or mistakes I am going to make. Try to incorporate focusing on the now and your worries about the future will start to slowly disappear.