Attitude (Manage it or it will manage you)
Attitude – noun
1. Manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, especially of the mind: a negative attitude; group attitudes.
2. Position or posture of the body appropriate to or expressive of an action, emotion, etc.: a threatening attitude; a relaxed attitude.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2009.
Attitude makes all the difference in the day. It’s not only the outlook you have but the outlook you project that can build up or destroy peaceful living. Attitudes, whether good or poor, create a snowball effect and will eventually or immediately rub off on the people you surround yourself with (including loved ones) and will ultimately institute a positive or negative setting. Remember: Attitudes are not only detected by specific words, but more noticeably, by the gestures and notions your body language shows.
When reaching Senior status, life-long habits can seem absolutely impossible to break. Attitude is a habit, and can be a deteriorating one at that. Every person needs to evaluate their attitude at one time or another for multiple reasons, but Seniors must adjust not only for happiness purposes but for health purposes. Whether it’s the way you react to situations or simply a harsh personal perspective to other people’s demeanor or life events, negative attitudes are poison and will consume you.
In psychology, attitude is known as a mental position with regard to a fact or state. So it all comes down to how you are able to cope with and respond to certain issues. Emotions can be both useful and condemning. Attitude not only creates emotions, but controls the direction in which those emotions will guide you.
Attitude will manage your day, but more importantly your health (especially as you age).
So Lighten up. Relax. Look at the “big picture” of an issue before making judgement.