Positive Attitude Month
By Sharon Schweitzer
“While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.” – Benjamin Franklin
October is Positive Attitude Month, and we want to shine a light on what you can do this month to give your attitude a (maybe much-needed) positivity boost.
Is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this age-old question about positive thinking may reflect your outlook on life, your attitude toward yourself, and whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic — and it may even affect your health.
Here are some tips in order to improve and maintain a positive attitude.
- Do something new
- Mute all the negative friends
- More sleep, more energy, more positivity
- Practice gratitude
- Treat yourself
- Be solution oriented
- Remember to laugh
Following the tips above can improve your cardiovascular health, as well as mental health, it also lowers the rate of depression, and it can increase your lifespan, and resistance to illness. Let’s also not forget how this leads to better communication, clarity, and higher self-esteem among your personal and professional relationships, including your spouse or significant other, friends and your colleagues.
Having a positive attitude is crucial in order to have a balanced life. Not everything will always go according to plan, however, how we choose to respond to hardships and trials, can have an impact on our overall well-being.
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Sharon Schweitzer JD, is a diversity and inclusion consultant, cross-cultural trainer, etiquette expert, and the founder of Access to Culture. In addition to her accreditation in intercultural management from the HOFSTEDE Centre, she is an attorney and mediator. Sharon served as a Chinese Ceremonial Dining Etiquette Specialist in the documentary series Confucius was a Foodie, on Nat Geo People. Her Amazon #1 Best Selling book in International Business, Access to Asia: Your Multicultural Business Guide, won a coveted Kirkus Star, and was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books. She’s a winner of numerous awards, including the British Airways International Trade Award at the Greater Austin Business Awards.
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