I’m starting some new posts that will highlight specific topics a few days out of the week. As I go, I may add more, but for now I’m starting with just a few.
Today is: MaKeOvEr MoNdAy
Just because most people think of new clothes, makeup and hairdo as a typical makeover, doesn’t mean that’s what I’m always going to focus on. A makeover can be anything from new clothes to a new attitude…and sometimes, people don’t want to admit they need a makeover…in any shape or form!
Today, I’m going to talk about making over your attitude. This is an extremely hard thing for most people to do, but when you accomplish something like this, you open yourself up to a whole new world that you may not have seen otherwise.
Believe me, I’ve gone through my fair share of sassy-ness and I’m still learning how to adjust, but I have to say, life is much easier when you look at things positively. Here are my tips to your new attitude.
1. Become Aware!
You can’t makeover your attitude unless you know you need to. Focus on how you react in a high stress situation. Do you treat people with respect or do you snap at people easily? Do you feel overwhelmed and angry when someone suggests something you may not agree with? Have people even told you that you need an attitude adjustment? If these sound like you, it might be time to change you attitude. Friends, family, significant others…they will all appreciate you focusing on what you need to change rather than ignoring it.
2. Find An Outlet.
Everyone has stress in their lives. It’s just how people handle stress that sets them apart from one another. If you normally take out your anger on other people, it’s time to find a new outlet. Working out, writing in a journal, talking with a friend, family member or even counselor will help you re-leave the stress in a healthy way. You’ll find your relationships with people will strengthen and you won’t have to apologize as much!
3. Practice Makes Perfect 🙂
Of course, no one is perfect….BUT, if you practice enough you’ll be pretty damn close. Don’t beat yourself up if you slip up on occasion. You are bound to hit a few bumps in the road and when you do, you’ll be aware of your actions and be able to recognize it sooner next time. If you focus on your actions and work out positive ways to re-leave stress, you’ll find before you know it, you don’t have to think about it as much. It will start to happen naturally and you’ll have completed your attitude makeover!
I know it’s easier said than done. I’ve wanted to adjust my attitude for a long time, however, it wasn’t until recently that I actually put forth the full effort. It’s been about 3 months and I’ve seen significant improvements and I feel better about my actions toward others. You don’t have to have an anger problem to give yourself an attitude makeover, you just need to keep an eye out for how you react in high stress situations. Remember: do NOT beat yourself up if you slip up. I have hit a couple bumps in the road, and instead of letting the stress/anger get to me even more, I calmed down, realized what was going on and thought about my next move.
Acting on impulse will only work for you for so long…so when you’re ready to take the next step and get a new attitude, my top 3 tips will surely help you along the way! As always, ask me anything & I’d be happy to talk more about this subject or any others.
More makeover tips to come….check them out every Monday 🙂