September 10, 2009

A Positive Attitude

I was in such a funk yesterday. Nothing horrible; just racing from one meeting to the next from 8:15 until 2. When I finally sat down and had a minute to think my brain was so foggy and I was so cranky that all I could do was complain--to my colleague across the hall, in my own head, to basically anyone who asked, "How are you?" What a drag I must have been.

Then, late last night before bed I went through the mail. I got a newlsetter that included a blurb about Positive Attitude Month in October. Here are 7 tips to stay positive from

1. Decide to have a positive attitude.
2. Surround yourself with positive people.
3. Use positive affirmations.
4. Be very selective of the music and news information that you listen to.
5. Take time to help other people.
6. Get in touch with your spiritual source.
7. Don't stop; never give up.

Wow. I needed that, and today I'm having a much better day. Nothing much has changed in terms of my workload or circumstances; just my own attitude.

Hope this perks you up a little, too!

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
--Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book


TBRKO said...

I fully agree with what you wrote. I don't know when I shifted my thinking, but I find that just having a positive out look as much as possible keeps me feeling happy much of the time. That doesn't mean I don't get crabby, whine, complain, or any of that stuff, but you get my drift.
I think the biggest motivation to me is the old saying about "Not as I do, but do as I say."

Emily said...

I needed that post! It's so easy to get crabby when you have a tough class (I got another new student today!) but it seems if you are positive they totally feed off that too!

ABCDH said...

I like this.