6 ways you can keep a Positive Mental Attitude
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6 ways you can keep a Positive Mental Attitude

Change can be scary. It can be frightening and unnerving. You can find yourself in situations you never thought you’d end up in.

All of us need to remember that change always comes one time or another during our working or personal lives.

Take this global pandemic, no one saw this coming.

It has changed all aspects of our lives and, for many, our livelihoods. For some it has dashed dreams and created fantastic opportunities.

Change can cause you to have many different reactions. Fear. Anger. Concern. Excitement. Hope.

How we react to these changes can impact how the situation affects you.

So, how can you help yourself?

By keeping a positive mental attitude and repeating the ‘highly technical’ mantra:

P.M.A

There is the philosophy that having a positive mindset and attitude in uncertain or changing times can encourage positive changes and increase your chances of a positive outcome.

This doesn’t mean that just by thinking positively, good things happen. No. You must put in the work and act to achieve these positive outcomes. But, by starting off with a positive mental attitude, you are in the right mindset to pick yourself up, get out there and get cracking.

Take a read of Richard Wiseman’s article in The Guardian which explores in more detail about the psychology of positive thinking and positive action.

Now the steps for a positive mindet

So, do you want to know how you can truly embrace “P.M.A” and have a positive mindset?

Here’s some useful steps you can follow to achieve this positive mental attitude:

1. Believe in yourself

Believe that you are capable of anything you put your mind to regardless of what anyone else says or where you are in your life. Have the strength and conviction to continue no matter what. 

2. Be kind to others

Remember, other people may be in similar situations as you. Be nice to those around you, it’s amazing what a kind word or a smile can do to someone’s day. 

3. Be resilient

Bound back up whenever something or someone knocks you down. You are stronger than you think. Remember that. 

4. Think about the good things

Don’t wholly focus on the situation you are in, remember that you have much more in your life than work. Think about all the good times you’ve had in your life, the best moments and memories. Focus on how these made you feel and let these emotions help you stay positive during times of change. 

5. Meditate

Take time to recharge, reflect and breathe. Focus on the positive energy and emotion. Let this refresh and rejuvenate you. It’s amazing how therapeutic and meditating it can be to clear your mind and only think about “P.M.A”. 

6. Smile

Smiling makes you feel good, it lifts your spirits. Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural painkillers and serotonin. Here’s a guest post from Sarah Stevenson in Psychology Today giving you all the reasons you need to smile every day. 

And finally…

I hope these tips are useful. Remember, follow these steps, stay calm, be patient and be kind.

Whatever situation you find yourself in; redundancy; job searching; health; remind yourself to think positively, smile and repeat the mantra “P.M.A”.  This will set you up to act and reach for your goals in a new, changed environment.

Want to find out how to stay engaged while working remotely? Read this blog post for some more top tips. 

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