Think yourself happy

Today, everything seems to move at 100 miles an hour, making it difficult to find the time to do the things we really want to do. Whether it’s finding a new job or reaching a small personal goal, confidence and self-belief can really help us to find new ways of living. See below for our top tips on how to adopt and maintain a positive attitude:

Francesca Dal Bello

Strive to be better

While some people suggest that always yearning for more can lead to constant dissatisfaction, pushing beyond our comfort zone and reaching for something higher can help us to achieve our goals. Search inside yourself and find your own personal reason to exist, and once you’ve found it work out a way to include it in your life.

Set personal goals

Knowing what we want from life and whether we are on the right path is challenging, so setting goals of where we want to go and what we want to achieve can help to establish perspective. Goals inspire us to achieve more and promote personal growth, so take a shot at writing yours down so that you can check back on them regularly to see where you are.

Surround yourself with positivity

It’s all very well having a ‘glass half full attitude’, but if you’re surrounded by those with a half empty glass it can be difficult to ward off those negative thoughts.

Being positive is easier when you are surrounded by those with a similar attitude. Try to spend time with those who help you to be the best person you can be, and distance yourself from those who weigh you down and drain your positivity.

Don’t be afraid to take risks

If you want to experience life to the full, you need to be prepared to take chances.

If you are afraid to take a risk that doesn’t mean you don’t believe in yourself – it simply means that you’re aware there could be some bumps along the journey but despite this you’re willing to step outside of your comfort zone and take a chance anyway.

If the risk you take doesn’t turn out as planned, don’t view it as mistake. Developing a fear of mistakes will only prevent you from moving forward in life.

See our personal development page to find out how a life coach could help you to achieve your goals.

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