Keep A Positive Attitude

It’s just as easy to say something positive than it is negative. So why do we typically talk about and focus on the negative?

 Did you know that it is the safest time in world history ?
Yet we are the most traumatized nation yet because media creates a world based off of negativity and drama.

Why do we pick ourselves apart instead of lifting ourselves up?
They say an average person will remember 1 negative before hearing 10 positives …
Humans were designed to be keenly aware of negative circumstances and consequences as it helped our ancestors survive. But with that said it does not have to consume our every thought and be our center of focus.
These tips below will get you feeling more positive, happy, and take the negative out of your vocabulary.

1. Meditate and Incorporate Yoga: 

One of the first things I did was head to a yoga class. It took my focus away from my thoughts and brought my attention to my breath. Yoga is also very relaxing which helped ease my mind. Yoga helped me stay present to my experience so instead of jumping to what could happen, it brought me back to the now.

2. Don’t Be So Serious ….

Do you know that turning that frown upside down can literally change your mood. In yoga we speak about “putting a smile on your face” when you force yourself to smile it changes your mood and begins to release the stress in your body. It also takes less muscles to smile and creates less wrinkles too! There is always something to smile about, and focusing on those moments will make you feel better in minutes.

3. Surround yourself with positivity

Chris and I really pride ourselves on creating an environment and friendships based on positivity. So much so that we are so aware when the people around us are negative; its so toxic. If I see it on Facebook I hide it, if I am watching something on t.v. I turn it. I have a rule, if it doesn’t add to my life or my brain I don’t want it around. Your reality is what you watch and who you surround yourself with!

4. Change the tone of your thoughts 

What you choose to believe is the person you are … There is no reason you can’t have it all! You can choose to look at the glass half empty or half full; it’s your choice! It takes just as much work to be positive as it does to be negative.

5. Turn the focus off yourself and onto others … 

Take the focus away from you, and use your talents to help someone else in need. When you help others it actually fills you up in a positive way and you are now contributing to society in a positive way.

6. Write a Gratitude List:

Keep a list of what you are thankful for and every time you are feeling down or sorry for yourself read the list to put things into perspective. I like to write down 10 things I am grateful for everyday first thing in the morning. This starts my day off in a positive direction and puts focus to all the wonderful happenings that are taking place in my life.

7. Read Positive Quotes and Affirmations Daily: 

Chris is a quotes and affirmation fanatic .. he leaves post its on his mirrors, computer, car console etc.. reminding him of all his blessings. When you keep these in your vision constantly that is energy and the attitude you will promote.

Here is a great affirmation that I would like to leave you with:

Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

What are you thankful for CPM?

The O-Board Says…

A. 2 RM power clean

B. AMRAP 20 minutes
2 very heavy power cleans
20 wall ball
200m run

Posted by: Annie