What does it take to maintain a positive ATTITUDE?
What does it take to maintain a positive ATTITUDE when it feels like you are in a gray funk? When will things be back to “normal”? Will they ever be back to “normal”?
Personally I am so tired of these questions. I’m tired of reading the news, and I’m sad about so many things, BUT I know I can work on my attitude… and that gives me some solace.
“Hope is being able to see that there is light
despite all of the darkness.”
Anxiety levels are high. We are in un-chartered waters, and it can be tough to know how to handle anxiety in yourself and others. This compassionate article from HBR offers clarity and solid advice, such as “Give everyone plenty of slack, understanding, and validation. Also, when someone seems especially anxious, keep in mind that you may not know the full context.”
Having an “attitude of gratitude” can make a huge impact. Research shows that simple things like saying, “thank you” (and really meaning it), keeping a gratitude journal, acknowledging who and what you are grateful for each day, and truly appreciating others, leads to a healthier heart.