Dress Up Your Attitude!

How are you dressed?

Do you dress in stylish clothing, rich in color, warm and inviting to the eye, or do you dress as a pauper in rags?  How do you react when you see others dressed in each of these ways?  How do you want to be perceived by others?

It is time to move forward to a higher state of living!

This statement in no way implies that you place yourself above another human being or view others as beneath you. Instead, elevate your own self to a place where you are not stuck in a rut, covered with mud, and wondering how you ever got to this place.  Work on having integrity and being virtuous. Work on being whole. Work on being responsible for what you think, feel, and say.Susan_Karim

As we live and interact in this world, it is easy to give into our internal beast. Right now I’m certain you are nodding you head and thinking, “I know exactly what you mean.”  How often have you found yourself in the car chewing out the drivers behind or ahead of you or seen someone saluting you with their finger and displaying their I.Q.?  How about expressing displeasure with the idiocy of the store clerk you’re dealing with? And how many times have you complained loudly about your wait in line? Are these things really that important in the grand scheme of things?  No, not really.  They only raise our blood pressure and, when you make them important, belittle yourself and those around you.

Those of us who have the advantage of living in first-world countries have become truly spoiled and “ME” centered. With our computerized, electrified, and modernized lives, we forget the simple things. We forget our manners. We forget that we are not alone here and our energy affects those around us.  With so much going on in our lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the petty things on a daily basis and fall into a complainer’s frame of mind. Instead, why not train ourselves to exhibit a thankful attitude and be kind to our fellow man? It’s a lot easier on the body, the mind, and the soul and it has a wondrous way of spreading.

When we walk around with our little rain clouds of negativity, we send out showers of this energy to other people. Haven’t you ever had a bad day? Of course you have. When you feel a bad day coming on, stop, breathe, look, and listen and pause. Think about the alternative to living – you could be in a hole taking a dirt nap. Are things really that bad that you have to dump your negative energy on others?  I’m certain you will reply with a resounding “NO!”

Take time each and every day and look at the world. Show your gratitude for being allowed to wake up and enjoy the sun, the air, and everything that is meaningful to you.  The beauty of each day is waiting to be discovered by you. It is one of the many precious gifts we have been given.

Habits are difficult to change, but this is a very easy switch to make.  It is as easy as changing your socks or the part in your hair.  It as just as easy as changing the clothes you wear. Remember: You are the only one who decides what you’re going to wear.

Realize that your attitudes are the clothing of your soul.  Try dressing up for a change and see if your day doesn’t go a little better.

Susan Karim

Time Management and Personal Effectiveness Coach

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