Why You Should Have A Positive Attitude (Magazine Excerpt)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We can all have a beautiful life, if only we could see it.

There are so many amazing things about the world; every breath we take, every time something makes us smile, or laugh. Every time we hear a song we like or see a view that is just beautiful, every time we take a step, or eat something delicious, or feel the sun or the rain or the wind on our skin.

Though not all people or experiences can be positive, we have to take in the beauty that we see every day and attempt to make light of all of the bad situations. We have to do the best that we can to see the magnificence in everything, because that not only makes the difference as to whether you have a good or bad day, but a good or bad life.

I’m not saying that positivity is a magical cure to fix everything, but having a positive attitude really can change everything. It can change the way you see the world to something bright and beautiful, therefore making you happier, more determined and kinder to both yourself and others.

Negative feelings can lead to life getting you down, and not being able to achieve or maintain relationships with others. Positivity can also mean that you sleep more content and peacefully, that you eat healthier, as you are more interested in looking after yourself and not eating away your sorrows, and that you are better at dealing with stress, due to being able to see a positive outcome.

We cannot always guarantee that the world will give us a beautiful and amazing life, with no conflicts or issues or bad days. But a positive attitude can mean that we can make most days happy, that we can feel good a lot of the time, and garner more strength to deal with what may come.

If you have not seen the film About Time, I highly recommend it, but in short it is about a man who can travel back in time, a gift he has inherited from his father. He uses the gift to fall in love, get married, and have beautiful children. One of my favourite quotes comes from the end of the film: ‘And so he told me his secret formula for happiness. Part one of the two part plan was that I should just get on with ordinary life, living it day by day, like anyone else. But then came part two of Dad’s plan. He told me to live every day again almost exactly the same. The first time with all the tensions and worries that stop us noticing how sweet the world can be, but the second time noticing.’

Though we do not all have the ability to travel back in time and relive a day again, we can take this advice and try and live each day noticing the beauty of the world and not letting stress get in the way of this. We have to enjoy every day, and not look back and regret the days where we let small things get us down, things that should not have detracted us from our positivity at all.

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Excerpt from the sixth issue of Zest For Life Magazine. Click Read More to view the full article…

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