Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tips for Maintaining a Positive Attitude

SHOOT: Being grateful is an excellent one, and exercise is another. Diet is also important. I think though we need to look at being positive and being happy. I'm not sure if being positive is authentic. Should you be positive if your house in on fire? Or should you 'do' something? I believe positive action is crucial to happiness. Hence: Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities. - Aristotle
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  • Wake up Early
    One of the best ways to help you maintain a positive attitude is to create the habit of waking up early. Waking up early allows you to get a head start on the day. You can prepare for work and start your day without feeling rushed. You can get a head start on important projects before the rest of the world is awake to interrupt you. You can spend time reading or in prayer or meditation. I start each day by listening to a 10 minute motivational podcast. (Bonus Article: Simple Ways to Burst Out of Bed.)
  • Exercise
    Very few things in life leverage your time as much as exercise. Obviously it makes a difference for your physical health, but it also has significant benefits to your mental health. Exercise is useful to combat depression and to improve overall positive mood. Further, if you exercise early in the morning you can go through your day knowing that you have already completed the most valuable activity you had to do!
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