Sunday, 6/28/2020

Sunday, 6/28/2020

Change The Altitude To Improve Your attitude

It's no secret that people you come into contact (from 6 feet away now) that have a happy attitude tend to have a happier life. The forefathers to this great nation realized when writing the Constitution 3 enlightening virtues: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But they never made happiness a right. Why is that? Well it could be that happiness to a certain degree is genetics (something like 40+%) it could be that happiness is a conscious decision that only you are responsible for. Or ultimately they may have understood that happiness comes in waves as we struggle through different challenges and while we may not always be happy in the moment the satisfaction of completing your task or goal you set out to do results in filling that happiness meter to 37k Feet. So how do we change our altitude to improve your attitude? Here's some points to consider.

Become an Extrovert! Extroversion has been linked to higher levels of happiness, but it's not clear which one causes the other. Do extroverts meeting up at events build there happiness or were they already pumped to get out and see people? Either way, being or becoming an extrovert helps to decrease stress as you look forward to more opportunities for social interaction.

List out those things that make you happy- I've written about the psychological effects of writing your goals and placing them all over your home and how it has it helps you stay on track, but what about what makes you happy? List all of the things that bring pleasure to your life and apply them in the same areas you have your goals posted. You'll find when your struggling, if you list out what makes you happy, you are more likely to do one of those activities, versus not seeing what makes you happy and remaining in a state of possible negativity.

Try Something New- “You will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery, and always challenge yourself to try new things.” –Nate Berkus... This quote absolutely embodies the mind set that happiness is not contained in one area, but rather having diversity in your adventure patterns on the weekends or during your day can lead to pleasantly surprising results. Always wanted to go to a wood shop class?? Close this blog, and Google one near you. Don't wait for something to change your attitude for you. Do it yourself!

No matter where you are in life you can always elevate your attitude to a higher level of enrichment. Try being more spontaneous and open to meeting new people. Write down all the things that make you happy and post them around your house. And never be afraid to go try something new. There will come a point when your abilities to do anything you want will be restricted by your age and fitness. Don't wait till then to change your attitude. Seize that positive attitude today!


Journal of personality and social psychology. 2002, vol. 83, number 6, pp. 1409-1422.


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