Relieve Stress With A Positive Attitude

Develop a Can-Do Attitude and Get More Done

A positive attitude can give you the energy to run and smile.
A positive attitude can help you to create more energy and minimize stress. Here's how. Cultura RM/Philipp Nemenz/Getty Images

If you’re like most of us, you may wish you had more time in the day. While I can’t offer you a 25-hour day, I can offer strategies for increasing your energy level so that you make the most of the time you do have. The following tips are designed for stressed and busy people who would like increase their energy levels in a healthy way in order to get more out of their waking hours, making it seem like there is more time in the day.

Here are some great ways you can up your energy level.

Have a 'Can-Do' Attitude

When you believe you can accomplish whatever you try, you’re much more likely to reach your goals than if you have a negative attitude. A positive outlook can energize you. A can-do spirit can supply you with the momentum you need to get through the difficult parts of your day and coast more happily through the fun parts. It’s been proven by research that optimists and positive thinkers are more productive, enjoy better health, are less weighed down by stress, and are generally more successful in life. The following resources can help you to develop the positive attitude and optimistic outlook that can help you feel energized and perform more efficiently,​while enjoying life more.

Assess Yourself

Are you an optimist or a pessimist? If you’re like many of my readers, you may think you’re an optimist, but really be exhibiting some key thinking habits of pessimists!

This quiz can help you assess your outlook and learn from it. You’ll see if you tend to think as an optimist, and find the areas where you could use a change.

Learn Optimism

These tips can enable you to develop the trait of optimism so you can experience all the benefits optimism can bring.

Learn About Self Talk

Self talk is your internal dialogue, which tends to color your perceptions of the world around you and the events in your life.

As you may have guessed, those with patterns of negative self talk tend to experience more stress and be less effective overall than those with positive patterns of self talk.

Alter Your Self Talk

Find resources for changing your outlook. Here's a step-by-step guide to assist you.

You can also create positive energy by getting quality sleep, exercising regularly, and cutting down on caffeine.

Continue Reading