Winston Churchill said, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference”. So what attitude am I trying to foster?
Sue (@Sizzling 60 & Beyond) often talks about an Ageless Attitude. You can’t stop the aging process (OK, there is one way, but not the one you truly want), but you can embrace aging. Healthy aging is about daily movement, eating right, sleeping enough, de-stressing, monitoring your health, and making the most of every day you have. I am a firm believer and implementer of all of that!
Janis (@Retirementally Challenged) often talks about an Attitude of Gratitude and weekly publishes her Grati-Tuesday posts. She inspires me to regularly think about what I am grateful for…and it is a long list!
I am continuing to practice positivity so I live with a Positive Attitude. Research has shown that negative emotions constrain you – they prevent your brain from seeing the possibilities and choices that surround you. Conversely, positive emotions broaden your sense of possibility and awaken happiness. A positive frame of mind increases your motivation to get what you want and be more energetic and healthy.
Beyond gratitude awareness, practicing positivity for me includes doing regular Emotional Awareness Assessments in my morning journal and being more aware of my inner voices – the Compare & Despair, the Inner Critic (you’re not enough), and the societal expectations perception. While I do have my down-days when those voices seem to be most prevalent, I continue to practice having a positive attitude.
Living with these attitudes (ageless, gratitude, and positivity) makes a big difference in my life!
So, do you have an Attitude?
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