From Daniel: Emily Larder is a writer specialising in health and wellbeing. She aims to improve people’s lives by opening up discussions regarding different areas of health and well being and explaining different options. She currently works for the Academy of Holistic Hypnotherapy.
A distance runner’s most potent weapon is not his legs, or even his lungs – it is his mental endurance. The brain is capable to far more than we could ever imagine. A positive mental attitude could go a long way in helping us deal with whatever it is we face in life. Read on… and remember to smile.
Positive mental attitude (also known as PMA) can help you achieve many life goals, do better at home or at work and create a happier living environment for you and your family. Those who manage to achieve a constant positive mental attitude, no matter what their situation, seem to succeed in a lot more than those who are always looking at the negative side of things. Finding and maintaining PMA can be quite difficult without the right knowledge, which is why this guide aims to look at some of the ways you can become more positive in life:
1) Choose to embrace life
This may seem like quite a hard thing to accept, but once you embrace life and everything that comes with it, achieving a positive mental attitude will come a lot easier to you. It helps to understand that there will be ups and downs, which you cannot change, but that will turn you into a stronger person.
2) Stay cool, calm and collected
Feeling upset or angry are some of the more negative emotions that people can go through, especially in stressful scenarios. Try to see the times that would normally make you scream or cry as just ‘one of those things’ and realise that we are responsible for our own actions and emotions.
Getting annoyed at things you do, the way you look or the choices we have made in life will not be beneficial for you or your family. Learning to love yourself is one of the key steps to achieving a completely positive mental attitude. When you love yourself, you will find that you are happier and more confident, which can reflect positively on your home and work life.
4) Leave your work at work
Try to ensure that when you go home, that it is home time and not work time. Leave all of the problems in the office behind to deal with another day. It is no good getting home and stressing over things that cannot be changed until you go back into work. Remain positive and understand that tomorrow is another day.
5) Relaxation techniques
There are many different types of relaxation techniques that will help you achieve a more positive mental attitude. You can try yoga or pilates, meditation or hypnotherapy which is one of the most popular techniques for those aiming to achieve PMA. A good hypnotherapist can ensure you feel relaxed, before talking through the reasons that you stress out, get angry or upset and just generally feel negative. Hypnotherapy can also make you understand all of the four points that have already been covered in this guide, but in more detail.
There are many different ways that you can achieve a positive metal attitude, although some of them may be easier than others depending on the extent of your negativity.