3 Ways to Strengthen Your Positive Perspective

Having a positive attitude and trying to apply a positive perspective can help in the process of responding to and overcoming hardship. Thinking positively may lessen feelings of anxiety, stress, and depression while increasing self-confidence. Consider these tips to help strengthen your positive perspective.    1. Turn It Off  The current media climate can make it very hard to remain optimistic. Limit your intake of the news, social media, and television. Seek credible and direct resources for absorbing important information.   2. 5 Faves Take a moment to think about who you surround yourself with. I like to say we make up the average of the five people we surround ourselves with the most. Yes, negativity is contagious, but so is positivity! Add some grounded optimists to your network and notice the difference.   3. Watch Your Mouth Do you tend to speak positively to yourself and others, or, are you judgmental and negative? Try to shift over to more positive thoughts and words. Practice using upbeat words and focus on the positive in every situation.