Thursday, December 31, 2009

11. Attitude / Perspective.

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.”
- Grandma Moses

I tend to get stuck in a rut in terms of my attitude towards, well, everything really. Too often I find myself asking, “what’s the point?” and, for me, that is a fatal question. It sends me on a downward spiral of negative thoughts, which leads to my old friend, procrastination, and then a general lack of productivity.

Many times in the past, I’ve read about choosing to be more positive, about how nobody can change my mood without my permission, about being more proactive, and whilst I agree with it all, I just haven’t really believed it enough to put it into practice.

Over the last few months, however, I am starting to be more proactive in terms of my mindset. There have been several occasions where someone/thing was really annoying me, but where that would usually turn me into a snarky b*tch (which, by the way, I do really well – I have it down to a fine art), I tried to ignore it, focusing instead on being determined to be happy. In all these instances, it’s paid off and I’ve felt much better about myself and the day as a result. It actually felt really… empowering, strangely enough.

This has prompted a little voice in my head to question my attitude to doing things (only very occasionally, mind you). Basically, it’s started a slight shift in my attitude and has called into question my sense of perspective on things, causing me to make some adjustments. It’s still a small change, but it’s definitely a positive one, as it affects so much else in my life.


  1. I'm working on being better with my attitude/perspective in 2010 too. I tend to get really upset over things that have already happened or get worked up about things that I THINK are going to happen and I think that's silly. If something has already happened then it's happened and it's a waste of energy to get upset over it and if it hasn't happened yet and all I'm doing is THINKING it's going to happen there's no reason to worry about it!!

  2. I'm working on the attitude/perspective thing, too. I am trying to focus more on what I do have & less on what i don't. I really believe life is really about perspective! So I really need to work on focusing on the bright side of things!