If you are working on changing your negative thoughts into positive ones, you have probably met some resistance. Acknowledge the progress that you have made thus far, then keep working on creating a positive attitude. In the meantime, here are a few tips on keeping a positive attitude.
DAILY TARGET PRACTICE
Keeping a positive attitude depends on your daily, consistent practice. Sorry, but you aren't allowed days off. No matter if you are having a bad day or someone said something that made you mad, you must remain consistent in displaying a positive attitude.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER
You've probably heard the old saying, "Birds of a feather flock together." You may have also noticed that this is true. If you find yourself in a crowd of negative people, walk away. A negative attitude is catchy, and that's a bug you are trying to get rid of!
INPUT, INPUT, INPUT
If you find it challenging to encourage and motivate yourself to stay positive, keep a few self-improvement books on hand. These are great for quick pick-me-ups, especially when you don't have someone else to help encourage you. If you travel a lot, purchase them on CD so you can listen as you travel.
A simple smile can speak volumes more than any conversation. Be conscious of your facial expression when greeting or talking to others. Remind yourself to smile often. A smile can not only make you feel more confident about yourself, but it can also set others at ease. So go ahead-SMILE!