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How to Build a Positive Attitude in 10 Simple Steps

This article was last updated on January 26, 2022

Recently I’ve found out that I am a lot happier than most people. While trying to figure out why I’ve decided to create a list I think that the key to why I am a lot happier is because I have a positive attitude towards life.

Keys to Positive Attitude

Listen to some good music

Music is a cure to the soul. Who doesn’t like to listen to his favorite music? So simple activity is yet so important!


Fuel your Imagination  

Stop watching so much tv, reading books is way better it with fuel your imagination because you will be the one creating the characters. Try to work on your imagination, try to find the magic even in the ordinary day. I am pretty sure most of you when you look at the clouds, try to compare them with some objects or animals!

Have a Goal

While many of my friends don’t have a goal, I do have a goal and this is one of the biggest differences why I am happier than them. Simply because I have a goal, I know where I want to be in the next few years while they don’t even know and they have no plans. Thus they don’t know what to expect in the next few years, so they are actually drifting aimlessly. Having a goal, and moving towards it, is a key to happiness. You have to realize though that achieving the goal is not what should make you happy – it must be the process. When I write articles I simply do it because I enjoy it, even though sometimes it gets really boring.

Be aware of Negativity

For an intelligent community, it’s very easy to tend towards negativity, because criticizing in such a community is seen as a signaling mechanism to indicate that you’re more intelligent than the person you corrected.  And this is quite frustrating. Simply put try to stay away from negativity, try to join positive communities and you will find to be a lot happier.

Make time to be alone

Try to spend 20-30 minutes daily while being alone, understand who you are and what you love.

Being with other people is important to be happy no denying that. But on the other hand, spending time just with yourself is almost considered taboo. Take some time to figure out who you are, you really need to enjoy the time when you are alone. As Jean-Paul Sartre said – “If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company.” So knowing yourself better will definitely help you build up a positive attitude.

Check out this list of amazing quotes – 50 Quotes to Live By

Make time to be with your friends and family

A positive attitude has a lot to do with your friends and family as well, we are not all blessed with positive thinking friends and families, but we can change that and I’ve done it myself you see when I became a lot more positive,  the same happened to my family.  So always try to make time for your friends and family, because they are probably the most important people in your life, try to stay in touch even if you are a thousand miles away from them a phone call won’t hurt you.

Exercise Daily

This is the best way to improve your immediate happiness. Try and go on a run. You’ll hate yourself while doing it, but the gratification that you get towards the end vastly outweighs the frustration of the first few attempts. I can’t say enough good things about exercise. Exercising is also fantastic because it can provide you with the time you need to be alone!

Try to  improve someone’s day

I find myself really happy when I uplift someone’s mood. Seriously try giving someone a compliment, or even just a simple smile might do it. This way you will make them a lot happier and make yourself feel better as well.

Take time to do the things you enjoy

That’s very general because we all have different things we enjoy doing. For example, I like playing football, so I try to find time at least 1 time per month to do what I enjoy – simply put, playing football brings me only happiness, no bad emotions! Do what you enjoy doing – write, sing, swim, play ball, run and take time to do it at least 1 time per month. Another key to having a positive attitude is –

Find a way to measure your progress, and then measure it

There is a reason why we get so addicted to video games: filling up an experience bar and making it to the next level is immensely satisfying, it’s like you unlock achievements. Wouldn’t be cool if that was applied in real life as well.

So find a way to measure your progress, set up milestones, and when you break them you will feel happy!

Try to find something good in everything

Always try to find the good even in bad situations. This is really important if you want to have a positive attitude. For example, when you fail at something, think of it as a new opportunity to start again and do it right!

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In the end, we don’t live forever – we all die, the thing is how we live our life. For me the choice is simple – I prefer to be happy while I am alive.

So what is your choice? Do you have any methods to add? Do you also believe the key to happiness is a positive attitude?


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