As women unfortunately we are notoriously known for developing and maintaining nasty attitudes. I have been guilty of having an attitude myself at times. Why? Being a woman, most likely we have been scorned by a man or men in more ways than one in some shape, form or fashion. Therefore we have an immense amount of emotional, physical, and mental baggage that plagues our very being, day in and day out. It is important to remember that you chose your circumstances one way or the other. If you don’t like the current ones, adjust your attitude so that you are focusing on the positive ways in which you will come out of those circumstances. Pouting serves no purpose only to infect those around you with the disease that is your negativity.
Change your way of speaking. There is power in the words that we let our tongue formulate to flutter from the tip of our lips. The situation you may currently be involved in, may seem like the worst series of events to ever cross your oath, but if you continue to speak negatively over the situation, then it will continue to treat you negatively. Negative words have a serious effect on you and those around you. You speak it, therefore it manifest itself in your spirit and eventually penetrating your heart eventually resulting in negativity becoming your overall demeanor.
There are 3 things you can do to begin adjusting your attitude
- Prayer and Meditation: There is no problem too small for God. Make time during each day to pray and meditate by engaging in long conversations with God, and delving into his word.
- Surround yourself with people who have positive attitudes.
- Turn that negative energy into fuel and let it give you the drive you need to get yourself out of those circumstances.
Your attitude has an enormous effect on the attitude of your children, family, and those around you. Are you constantly angry, yet wondering why the baby won’t stop crying? Are you engulfed with a bad attitude but can’t understand why those you love avoid you like the plague? Again, it’s a domino effect. Your attitude matters in more ways than one.
Lisa Crump is a native Memphian who has been writing since the young age of 7. She is the author of the book, “Tears In A Corner: Ms. Single YOUNG Mother” as well as an accomplished freelance writer who has been featured in numerous online and print publications. Lisa is the owner and creative director at Lost In The Words Inc. and founder of The SheWrites Project which is a mentoring program that guides women through the self publishing process. Visit Lisa on twitter at twitter.com/itsgolden20 or at lisacrump.blog.com.