10 Ways to Improve your Attitude

Improve Your Attitude

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Become a Happier Person

Improving your attitude means improving your outlook on life. There are many ways to improve your attitude, you just have to want to. All of us have our “luggage”. How we deal with our luggage depends on our attitude. Looking at the bright side of life will make you a much happier person. An upbeat and positive attitude can be contagious too. Here are 10 ways to help you improve your attitude and become a happier person.


10 Ways to Improve Your Attitude

  1. Relax - Try getting up just 10 minutes earlier than usual. Make yourself a really good cup of coffee, or tea, however you like it. Don’t “hit the floor running”, sit down and relax for just a few minutes, think about the positive things that are going to happen today. Be glad to be alive!
  2. Talk to yourself, maybe not out loud, people may thing you have finally lost your mind, but tell your inner self that you are going to decide to have a good day. It’s up to you as to how you deal with things that occur during the day. If you will look at the positive side of things, instead of the negative, you will have a much better day!
  3. Do you have a favorite song? Pick several songs that make you happy. Record them to a disk or download them on your phone. Play them on your way to work. It will make your trip to work go by must faster and if you are lucky, one of the songs will stay on your mind all day!
  4. Do something nice for someone. Take donuts or breakfast burritos to your co-workers. Pay someone a compliment. Making someone else smile, will make you feel better too.
  5. Be inspired. Keep your favorite inspirational quotes on your desk or hang them on your wall where you can see them. When you are feeling a little negative, read them and remind yourself that you can change your attitude, it’s all about your outlook.
  6. Improve your surroundings. Is your workspace dull and boring? Perk it up with some of your favorite pictures. Do you enjoy pictures of flowers, birds, or maybe waterfalls? Hang a couple of pictures on the wall or place them on your desk. What is your favorite color? Include something in your workspace that is your favorite color. Is your house or apartment dark and gloomy? Brighten it up with pictures, or paint a wall in your favorite color. Surround yourself with things you like.
  7. Make a list. Write down the positive things in your life. Start with the fact that you woke up this morning! Did you wake up in your own home? Some people woke up in a homeless shelter. Did you eat something for breakfast this morning? Some people are digging in dumpsters trying to find their breakfast. Think about the things that you are thankful for.
  8. Turn negatives into positives. Did someone cut you off or pull out in front of you while you were driving to work? Instead of getting mad and giving them “the wave”, think about how stressed and unhappy they must be and think to yourself how thankful you are that you are not like them. If some makes a snide remark to you, don’t snap back. Instead, pay them a compliment. Not only will it really piss them off but, you will keep your upbeat attitude and it may even make you smile!
  9. Surround yourself with positive people. I realize that this is not always possible, but when you can, avoid people with negative attitudes. As I mentioned before, a positive attitude can be contagious, but so can a negative attitude. Don’t let yourself be brought down by someone else’s bad attitude.
  10. Pat yourself on the back. Acknowledge your accomplishments. Did you do a good job at work today? Did you cook a good meal for dinner? Tell yourself so! Not all of us have someone that will acknowledge our hard work, but you know when you did a good job. There is nothing wrong with praising yourself.

Summary

Having a positive attitude will not only make you a happier person, but people will enjoy being around you. Your upbeat attitude will become second nature with time. It can improve your home life as well as your professional life. Remember, you have the ability to control your attitude, it’s all up to you!



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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Kamalesh! I'm glad you enjoyed my hub, I appreciate your kind comments and votes. Have a wonderful day! :)


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Kamalesh050 3 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Enjoyed the hub. Voted Up & Awesome. I shall definitely read your other hubs to the extent I can.

Best wishes , Kamalesh


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Kamalesh! I'm so glad you enjoyed my hub. Thank you for your kind comment and votes. Have a wonderful day! :)


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello lovedoctor! I'm glad you enjoyed my hub. Thank you for your kind words and votes! Have a wonderful day. :)


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Sueswan! You're right! We shouldn't "beat ourselves up" when we don't do so well. No one is perfect and sometimes we are going to make mistakes. Thank you for your kind comment and votes! It is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day! :)


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Kamalesh050 3 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Excellent tips indeed. I have truly enjoyed your article. Voted Up & Awesome.

Best Wishes, Kamalesh


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Great tips and suggestions. voted up useful.


Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi sgbrown,

Great suggestions on how to improve our attitude. There is nothing wrong with patting ourselves on the back for a job well done but we should also not beat ourselves up with negative talk when we don't so well.

Voted up and awesome

Take care :)


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Pat! It's really not so hard to have a good day, it mostly in your attitude. We have been going through a lot of hard times lately and I try to keep my chin up and my attitude adjusted. It's not always easy, but if you will just look at the positives in your life, instead of the negatives, it will help improve your attitude. Which reminds me, I need to talk to my daughter this morning. Her world has recently been turned upside down and I think she could use a little "attitude adjustment". Thank you for stopping by and your wonderful comment! I always appreciate the angels and the hugs! I hope you have a very blessed and beautiful day, Pat! :)


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

You are so right....these are so smart. Turning around a negative always makes you feel better and makes life better for everyone.

Counting our blessings....writing down all of the +++ in our lives is very humbling and keeps us focused in the right direction.

We never know what may come our way so wasting precious moments on rotten things is counter productive.

Thanks for sharing this, Sheila.

Have a lovely, lovely day....Voted up++++

Angels and hugs are on the way :) ps


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello firado! I am very happy that you have found my article helpful. Thank you for your kind comment. Have a wonderful day! :)


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firado 3 years ago from Mwanza,Tanzania

Thanks for your very informative piece..iam also following your advice and it's really helping me.


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Marlene! Thank you for your kind comment and vote. It is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Useful information & good principles to keep in mind. Voted up awesome.


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Lisa! Thank you for you kind words, votes and share! I'm glad you enjoyed my hub. Have a wonderful day! :)


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slackermom 3 years ago from Attapulgus GA

Wonderful hub. These are some great tips.

Voted up and shared.


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Entourage! I think keeping a good attitude is something most of us struggle with from time to time. It's hard to be positive all the time! It is always good to pat yourself on the back when you can, these days you may be the only one who will! Thank you for your wonderful comment, it is always appreciated! Have a great day! :)


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Stacy! I'm sorry you have had a bad start to your new year, I hope that turns around for you! I can't imagine you having a bad attitude for any length of time! We can't always control what happens in our lives, but we can control how we react to it. I hope you feel much better very soon! :)


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Entourage_007 3 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

A very well written article, this is something I struggle with sometimes. Its important to pat yourself on the back, recognize the positive in your life, look at what you're doing right and be happy for what you have, rather than what you don't have. In order to maintain a healthy mentality, its important to maintain a positive attitude. This article demonstrates that.


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barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I have had a bad start to the year. And after a few days of moping around, I realized I didn't even want to be around myself. This is a great reminder that I need to perk up and improve my attitude sometimes. And that is what I did... I turned my thinking and I don't feel nearly as bad as I did at the beginning of the year! Great hub!


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Susan! Glad my timing was good! I'm sure we don't always really think about what we can to to improve our attitude, but a little reminder never hurts. I'll bet you don't need much of an attitude adjustment! You have always been very kind and helpful here! Thanks for stopping in and commenting. Have a wonderful day! :)


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Thank you healthylife! I love to pay someone a compliment when they have just been rude to me. I usually get a shocked expression and then a smile. We need to praise ourselves from time to time and not always worry about what we need to improve on. Make yourself feel good about yourself! Thank you for stopping in and leaving such a wonderful comment, vote and share! It is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I read this hub at the best time possible. Thanks for the tips. I do some of but not all of them. I think it's time that I add the ones I'm missing.


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healthylife2 3 years ago from Connecticut, USA

You are full of wisdom! Although I practice some of these tips like avoiding negative people and I try to always find a half hour every day to relax and simply not accomplish anything even if not first thing in the morning. I will try reminding myself that someone else must be having a bad day when they are rude or obnoxious and how fun to compliment them and see their response:) I really do have to take a minute to remind myself of something I do well each day instead of thinking about all the things I should improve upon because that can be exhausting! Thanks so much for the excellent tips. Voted up and shared!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Thank you Cris Sp! I appreciate your kind words, vote and share! I like you quote also. Have a wonderful day! :)


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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude” --I love this quote and so this hub. Very uplifting. Great advice.

Up and sharing the positivity.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello dsykes88! Thank you for our kind words. I try to be a positive person and enjoy writing about positive thing. I will check out your hub! Thank you for stopping in and leaving such a wonderful comment, it is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day! :)


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dsykes88 4 years ago

Great Job!!! I love Hubs like this! Talking about positivity and things of that nature!!! I'm writing of series of Hubs after a book I'm writing called Weapons Of Mass Construction! Check out part 1 of my Hub....thanks everyone and thanks sgbrown for being positive!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Carrie! I'm glad you enjoyed my hub. Thank you for your kind words and for commenting. It is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day! :)


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carriethomson 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Your way of explaining is very different and easy , point to point explanation....each point speaks out it self ...how they are important in one's life...

thanks for sharing information with us

Keep writing such topic


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello L.L.! Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed my hub. We all need a little talking to from time to time, even if it is from ourselves! Thanks for the vote and share, it is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)


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L.L. Woodard 4 years ago from Oklahoma City

Self-talk, or how we talk to or think about ourselves is very important both to how we see the world and how we view ourselves. I'm happy to see you've included that here in your hub for 10 ways to improve your attitude.

Lots of useful ideas here; voted up and Shared.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Very useful hub here, I do much of all this, but I work for myself at home, and so I do all of these things for my family members, and maybe when I venture off to do networking, or engage in some business on the road with colleagues and with clients or potentials.

Thanks for sharing such a empowering hub here, and also thanks for the recent hub visit, nicely written, thumbs up and out!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Carol! I try to follow my own advice. I actually have to give myself a good "talking to" every now and then. :) Thank you so much for your kind comment, I really appreciate it as well as your vote and sharing! Have a wonderful day! :)


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

I really found this hit to the heart. Most of us at some time or another need a little attitude adjustment. You really got to the essence. Voted UP and I am going to share this on facebook .


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Sunshine! I talk to myself aloud sometimes too, sometimes I listen, sometimes I don't. LOL Thank you for stopping in and commenting, it is always appreciated! Now, tell yourself to have a wonderful day! :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

#1-#10, I do them all daily and offer them to others as suggestions. Most of the time they work, yet sometimes it doesn't. It all depends on the attitude. BTW, I do talk to myself out loud quite often...I thought that was normal :))


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Lady_E! Surronding ourselves with things that make us happy is the easiest way to improve out attitude. I keep my favorite pictures on the walls and a funny pic of one of my grand daughters on the fridge, it makes me smile every time I look at it! Thank you for stopping in and commenting, it is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day!


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Beautiful and practical ways to make us happier. No 6 is my favourite. Every so often, it's nice to make a change to our environment.

I enjoyed the Hub - it will keep Depression away. :-)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello JT Walters! I apologize for my delay in replying to your kind comment. Thank you for stopping by, reading and commenting on my hub, it is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Kumar! I'm sorry for the delay in replying to your kind comment. I am glad you found my hub useful. Thank you for your comment and share! It is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Fennelseed! When you pay someone a compliment after they have been rude to you, it may make them realize how rude they were. If not, at least it will make you feel better! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and compliment on my picture. I appreciate it very much! I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!!!


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

Great tips and perfect timing. Thank you I am leaving my baggage at the curve!! Have a wonderful day! JT


kumar24894 4 years ago from Fuck of HUBPAGES

Useful hub ! Thanks for sharing :)


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

Excellent advice with very achievable tips for not only getting through the day but making it memorable, even those ordinary working days!! I love the idea of paying some, who has been rude or disrespectful, a compliment - I am keen to try this, as just maybe it might actually change the frown on their faces to a smile - it's worth a try, hey!! This is a lovely positive hub with very practicable tips that can make a big difference. My votes and best wishes to you and sharing.

(Awesome photo, sg - I love the peach hues in the sunset, just magic!!!)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Steve! Thank you for your kind comment. I appreciate your read and comment. Have a great day!


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

I am with you on all counts here. Great hub!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Levertis. I am so glad you enjoyed my hub. Thank you for your wonderful comment, votes and sharing, it is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day, and that's an order! (Smile)


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Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

How motivational! It makes me feel good just reading these great ways to improve attitude. Reading was like a private obeying a sargeant's "Atten-tion!"

Thanks for sharing. I am punching positive buttons on this one.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi moonlake! Surrounding yourself with positive people is a very good way to improve your attitude as their attitude can be contagious. I'm glad you liked my hub. Thank you for your kind comment, vote and sharing! It is always appreciated. Have a WONDERFUL day!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

All very good tips. The one I like the most surround yourself with positive people. Voted up and shared.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello tobusiness! Having a good attitude can change a person's life and make them a much happier person. Thank you for your kind comment. Have a wonderful day!


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

An absolutely brilliant hub, very motivating, a lot to think about. Thank you for sharing


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Janine. I'm so glad you enjoyed my hub. It's not always easy to have a good attitude, but there are ways to help yourself be a happier person. Thank you for your vote and share, it is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Thanks for sharing this. I truly try to be a happy person and have a good attitude for the most part. I was taught at a young age to try to be positive and look at the things from the perspective that the glass is half full not empty, so this was definitely an interesting read for me. Voted up and shared thanks!!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

I have to have that first cup of coffee in the morning and tell myself, regardless of what I have to do today, I am going to make it a good day. Sometimes it works, sometimes is doesn't. LOL Thank you for your visit and comment, it is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day! :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Lesley! Thank you for your nice comment and votes. You know I always enjoy hearing from you! Have a wonderful day! :)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, this was really great, there are so many ways I need to improve, but I do talk to myself! lol! for example, if I am moaning about something I mumble something like, oh get over yourself there are people worse of than you in the world! I do say it out loud to get the best impact, mind you if someone heard me they would think I was slightly mad, cheers nell


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Sheila, a good attitude is so important, I like your list - some great ideas.

Voting up/useful and interesting, thank you


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Ms. Chrysalis! Everyone has a pity-party from time to time, but knowing that it is just temporary helps. That is when you have to give yourself a "good talking to" and remind yourself of all the good thing in life that you have. Thank you for your kind comment, it is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day! :)


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Ms-Chrysalis 4 years ago from North Carolina

Every once in a while, I'll find myself in the midst of a pity- party, but music can always lift me out of the doldrums. I always try to be thankful for the blessings I do have. Sometimes I find myself frusterated and caught up in the pursuit of material things. But me and my family are healthy and together. Knowing what's really important helps a lot. You provided great advice!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello thoughtforce. We can make most days good days, we just have to have the right attitude. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment, you made me smile! Thank you also for the votes and share, it is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day!!!


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

It is important to remember how lucky we are and not take the day for granted. I love this hub, it makes me happy just to read it and I really enjoy this hub! Thanks for the reminder!

Voted up, shared, useful and more

Tina


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Ruth. Thank you for reading and commenting, it is always appreciated. Have a great day! :)


Ruth Pieterse 4 years ago

Thanks. Food for thought.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Sheila, I love your positive attitude. Great hub. I like all the ways you list here to make one happy and stay that way.

Voted up on all counts, not the funny one though, lol.

Shared this positivity.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello WhydThatHappen. Thank you for your comment, vote and sharing. It is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day! :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello ytsenoh. Our attitude is one of the few things in life that we can control. Too many people let their attitude control them. Thank you for such a wonderful comment. I appreciate your vote up and share. Have a wonderful day! :)


WhydThatHappen 4 years ago

There are always many reasons to fight this advice, but it's a losing battle! ;) voted up, shared, useful


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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

I love your list! Thumbs up and sharing. If you think about it, of all the things we have choice over at no cost at all, it's our attitude we take out into the world and the influence of that attitude can be pretty remarkable. Thanks a lot for writing this hub. I agree with every word. Have a great weekend!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Jlava73. A good attitude can make all the difference. Thank you for your kind comment and vote, it is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day! :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi lovedoctor! We need to pick out battles and sometimes our friends too. If you continue to stay around someone that has a terrible attitude, it tends to rub off. I had to wein myself away from a girl where I used to work, I was beginning to sound just like her. Thank you for your comment, it is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day! :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Billy! Thank you for your kind comment. It is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)


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Jlava73 4 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

As they say attitude is everything! A bad attitude can lead down a road of destruction - it's good to read your reminders here :) VUAS


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

These are great suggestions! We must learn to pick our battles and not allow other people's negativity to ruin our day.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I'm all about positive attitude and improving attitudes so well done; great suggestions


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Pierre. You are very welcome! Thank you for reading and commenting, it is always appreciated. Have a great day! :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Lisa! I'm so glad you enjoyed my hub. I'm glad I was able to give you some ideas as well. I have to talk to myself often, I tend to stress easily, so my hubby says. Thank you for your kind comment and vote, it is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day! :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Happyboomernurse! A good attitude is important in every aspect of our lives. It is not always possible to have a good attitude, but maybe my tips will help someone that is struggling. Thank you for your comment and votes, it is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day! :)


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Pierre Desmidt 4 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

Thanks for sharing SG, :)


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago

I really enjoyed your hub. I actually already follow a few of your suggestions . However, most of them I have never even thought of, and they are great ideas! Thanks for posting voted up!


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

I enjoyed this hub and your 10 tips for creating a better attitude. I believe that a good attitude is extremely important for our mental health, ability to connect with others and ability to succeed in work, life and relationships.

Voted up, useful, beautiful and interesting.

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