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It Always Pays to Have A Good Attitude

It Always Pays to Have A Good Attitude

Lynn Bode

Attitude plays a big part in your chance of getting colds, flues, and other illnesses. Eating right, getting plenty of rest, and taking care of your body are important, of course, but thinking healthy is also important.

If negative thoughts invade your mind, banish them. Replace them with positive thoughts and feelings about yourself and keep on telling yourself that you are good and worthy. This good attitude seems to give us the added strength to fight off illnesses more easily. Some people do not know it but even the slightest negative thoughts have a greater impact on you and last longer than powerful positive thoughts.

Researchers now know that the mental attitude one has plays a definite role in the body's immune system and its ability to fight off illnesses. A positive attitude won't cure you of all illnesses and it can't take the place of your doctor, but it can help you get better.

There are times when things are lousy, no doubt about it. This happens to everybody. Be optimistic along with being positive about yourself. Don't blame yourself for things that go wrong, and don't blame others either. Check into what you can do differently and work towards improving things for yourself and others.

In everything you attempt, always be the best you can be. And remember if a job is worth doing, it's worth your best effort. Put time and attention into the small jobs as well as the bigger ones. You can reflect on some of your happy and successful experiences. Remember some of the actions you took, what you said to yourself and why things turned out as they did. And without boasting, take those past achievements as a legitimate part of your identity. Let others know about your accomplishments too, and encourage them to undertake difficult tasks as well.

When you are worried about how something will turn out, ask yourself what is the worst that could possibly happen. Don't feel sorry for yourself. People who feel sorry for themselves have a tired and worn out look, walking as if they have the world on their shoulders, rarely smiling or laughing. On the other hand, people who feel good about themselves seem to walk tall and stand straight, looking alive and alert. They're attractive and nice to be around and everybody wants to get to know them.

Treat your life as a learning experience. None of us are born knowing all that we need to know, and none of us ever knows enough. We can all benefit from looking at each experience as an opportunity to learn and to become wiser.

Your attitude plays a big part in how you feel about your body. You do what you can to look your best, but you should also try to accept yourself as you are. Feeling sorry for yourself because you think you're not good looking will only make you unhappy. The feelings you have about yourself affects how much pleasure and satisfaction you will get out of life. People who have a good attitude look forward to new challenges and new experiences along with meeting new people.