Three Attitudes to Help and Sustain You Through Life
Life is not about what happens to you, but more about your attitude and how you respond to what happens. It is amazing how a shift in your thoughts and perspective can make the difference in your life. Yes, there are times when you will feel overwhelmed and feel as if there is no hope, but what you do during these times and as a rule will help you not just get through but also live a life of peace.
No matter what you are going through here are three positive attitudes to adapt to help you through any difficult situation in life and to sustain you through life.
A Prayerful Attitude
An attitude of prayer reduces stress and brings a sense of comfort like nothing else I know. Personally, there is nothing like hearing the word of God. The word of God calms my anxiety and gives me a sense of calm in times of stress.
Are you experiencing challenges that cause you to feel depressed or hopeless? Have you considered adapting a prayerful attitude? If not you have not been praying, I encourage you to seek God and Pray: make praying to Him a regular part of your life. Every time those anxious feelings come to you, pray. At first, it may feel as if anything is happening; however, after a while you will experience a sense of comfort knowing you are not alone. As He promises in John 14:27 “I am leaving you with a peace of mind and heart. In addition, the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
The number one thing we need in our life is a peace of mind and one of the permanent ways to gain peace is by seeking God and including Him in your life. After having peace you will then be in a better frame of mind to accomplish what you worry about from day to day. Even when things are going good for you, use prayer to sustain you and keep you on the right path in life.
An Attitude of Gratitude
Sometimes, it easier for us to focus on what we lack in our lives. Nevertheless, if we could just shift our attitude for a moment and start looking at what we have our lives will be much easier.
Do you wake every morning complaining or feeling as if there is no point in living? If so, today, I challenge you to shift your focus and start being grateful for what you have while working for what you will like to have in your life. Get up each day and just express gratitude for what is in your life, even when it feels difficult to do so. Awaking in a grateful spirit helps you refocus; even if it is just one thing that is going good in your life be thankful.
The Benefits of Gratitude gives more insight on the power of being grateful.
If you continue to stress about your situation, this will cause you to lose the energy that you should be using to take action. Gratitude causes you to retrain your mind and focus on what you can do to make your life better. Gratitude causes you to focus more on what you have rather than what you do not have. It helps you create a peace of mind and sustains you through the good and the not so good moments in life.
A Charitable Attitude
If you really want to refocus on your situation then adapt an attitude of being charitable. Being kind to others who are less fortunate makes you realize that your situation is not as bad as you think. Charity in any form can help you. Look for a way to help someone who is worse than you are.
When you find someone who is going through difficulties and you help that person, it eases your mind and re-energizes you. By taking the attention off yourself, you are able to decrease your stress levels and find your meaning and purpose.
Charity and kindness will bring you a sense of satisfaction to you. Being charitable will lift your spirit and make you feel worthwhile, especially if you were feeling as if you did not matter.
These three attitudes work when things are going bad and help to sustain you in the good times. Since these attitudes can be challenging to adapt, try as much as possible to practice them regularly.
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