Have a Morning Routine: How you start your morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. Make sure that you have an attitude-boosting morning routine that puts you in a good mood so that you can start the day off right.
Carry An Attitude of Happiness With You: Instead of waiting for external things to make you happy, be happy and then watch how that influences the things that go on around you. Happiness is an attitude, not a situation.
Relish Small Pleasures: Big pleasures—graduation, getting married, being promoted, having your book published—come too infrequently. Life is made up of tiny victories and simple pleasures. With the right mental attitude, watching the sunset, eating an ice cream cone, and walking barefoot on the grass is all you need to be filled with joy.
Smile: Smiling will give you an instantaneous attitude boost. Try smiling for a minute while you think of a happy memory or the last thing that made you smile. Smiling releases endorphins and serotonin, also known as the feel-good hormones. It’s a lot easier to adopt a positive attitude when the chemicals being released by your body are conducive to well-being.
Upload Positivity to Your Brain: Read books with a positive message, listen to music with uplifting lyrics, and watch movies in which the protagonist’s optimism helps him/her to overcome obstacles and win, despite the odds. Change your attitude for the better by uploading as much positivity into your brain as you possibly can.
Have a Zen Attitude: Think of life not as something that’s happening to you, but as something that’s happening for you. Look at any challenging situation, person, or event as a teacher that’s been brought into your life to teach you something.