Stress: consider your attitude
Stop and think about it for a minute – how you deal with stress depends on how you approach the things that stress you out in life. Perhaps you should think about your stress differently. Consider how your attitude to your particular difficulty can be so much more important than the difficulty itself. As with most things in life, a positive attitude will mean that when the challenges arrive, you’ll have a better outlook and cope with them better. A positive attitude gives you a sense of empowerment. It helps you believe that challenges can be met and obstacles overturned.
Six steps to a positive attitude
Choose your attitude
While you have little control over stressful events, you can choose your attitude towards them. Choose to be optimistic. Reserve your right to embrace hope. Think positively and come up with solutions to your difficulties.
Learn optimism and let it be a guiding feature in your life.
Develop the habit of ‘thinking well’ about your difficulties by being:
By learning the elements of thinking well, you’ll begin to think constructively about solutions to your stress and consider the best possible outcome.
You’ll find more strategies for coping with stress in Stress-Less: Your guide to better living.