Maintaining A Positive Mental Attitude & Preparing For Competition - Activfirst
Research consistently shows us that our mental attitude is linked to our overall happiness. If you can think positive then you will see more positivity in your own life. Now, this can be easier on paper than in real life! But if you follow these simple steps then you will start to shift towards a more positive mental attitude. This shift in mindset can help progress other parts of your life such as career, education, health and hobbies. Plus as the title suggests improving your attitude can help when you are preparing for competition.
Look for the good and change your focus
First thing’s first, let’s start with maintaining a positive mental attitude. Think of a time you’ve bought a new coat, bag or car for example. When you have it, you see the same version everywhere you go. Make it part of your life and you’ll soon recognise more positivity.
You can also make a habit of seeing the glass half full. If you focus on the negativity you will only see negativity. Wake up in the morning and think of something positive, don’t dread the day away.
Build positive self-esteem for YOURSELF
If you believe and value yourself then you will unconsciously take care of yourself. This will lead to more positive lifestyle choices and increase your own self-confidence! Always remember, believe and achieve.
Aim to surround yourself with positivity and cut out the negativity where possible. Have you heard the following sentiment?
If a fish is told to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it’s stupid.
If you surround yourself with those who put you down you won’t achieve your own potential!
You might also want to focus on the little things in life. Whilst miracles can’t be expected to appear in a day, small changes lead to greater changes. Give it time and appreciate the little things in life.
Preparing for competition
No matter what the competition, always make sure it’s healthy competition and you don’t focus on winning or losing. Focus on the reasons why you’re doing it and why it makes you better. Pushing yourself to strive for more is a healthy choice as long as you recognise the signs of stress. A small amount can energize and give you inner strength, too much can cause you to crumble. Balance is key.
Visualise your goals and plan out potential scenarios where things may not go the way you want! Having solutions to those problems can make you more organised and focused, meaning you are less likely to fail.
Practise positive self-talk, if you don’t believe in yourself then who will? It needs to come from the most important source and your reasons for the competition need to be about you.
Whether you are trying to improve your positive mental attitude or preparing to compete for something, the key is to do your best and stay focused on the good!
Here’s a quote that may help:
“If you had £86,400 and someone stole £10 would you waste the remaining £86,390 on revenge? You have 86,400 seconds in a day, if someone or a thought took 10 seconds away would you waste the rest of the day?”
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