4 Tips to Staying Calm in 2018 and Beyond Part 1: Change Your Attitude

Attitude is everything

Happy New Year!

Welcome to the First Blog post of 2018.   This is the time of year where you will be setting resolutions, goals,  and intentions for the upcoming year.   Let me help you out on your journey towards wellness in 2018.  Below is part one of a four part series on how to stay relax, be healthy, and maintain you sanity in 2018.

Change Your Attitude

Your attitude determines your altitude.  A good starting point to relieving stress begins by changing your attitude or negative outlook on life.  There is an old saying, attitude determines your altitude. I know this to be true.  Changing your attitude involves changing your way of thinking.  We must change our way of thinking, change our way speaking, change our way of expressing ourselves.  Only then the real changes will occur.

Attitude  by Charles Swindoll

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

And so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes

Just Say No! 

Tip: Learn how to not say ‘yes’ right away.  People can have a hard time saying ‘no’ when they’re asked to help with something.  I think it’s important for everyone to have a way to contribute, but it also becomes a problem when you’re over extended and you end up dreading it.

Check your schedule first. A great idea is to reply with something like “Thanks for asking. Let me check my schedule and get back to you.” This way, you don’t have to say ‘no’ and you’ll have time to see if this fits into your schedule or not.  If you have time and you want to do it, then great. If not, you can let the person know that as much as you like to help, right now you’re not able to.

The Line-up Test is used to determine if you should decine a request or not.  To follow this test, you take the time to look at your passions, visions and goals and compare it to the request.  Will fulfilling the request help you fulfill you own passion, realize you vision or reach your goals? If it doesn’t fit in the line-up then it goes into your “no” list

Have a Happy Day!



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