"Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force."

Tom Blandi

Maintaining a positive attitude is important for you to achieve success in your life.

Keeping a good upbeat attitude will also lead you to a happier and contented life.

The challenging part however, is maintaining this kind of attitude during times of challenge and adversity. Worry no more. This brief article will give you simple tips on maintaining a positive attitude.

1. One of the simple tips on maintaining a positive attitude in life is waking up early everyday. This will allow you to get a good head start for the day.

You do not have to rush preparing yourself to go to work. You can even start doing your projects before you get interrupted by others.

Apart from getting a good head start over others, you can even devote a little of your time to meditation and prayer.

2. It makes a lot of difference if you engage in regular exercise. As well as having a physically fit body, it will also help you greatly in fighting stress and depression.

Exercise helps decrease stress hormones like cortisol and increases the body's natural feel good chemicals such as endorphins, serotonin and adrenaline.

Once you get immersed in exercise, you are helping yourself keep a healthy positive attitude and a general state of well-being.

3. Get hold of inspiring and positive self-help books. Reading books on maintaining a good attitude will inspire, teach and encourage you on how to achieve and win in life.

There are so many books in the field of personal development that will help you live a more positive and fulfilling life. Instead of parking yourself mindlessly in front of the TV for hours on end watching soaps, movies and reality shows, get your head into a good book...a book that will serve and inspire you to become a more positive and successful person.

4. Use positive affirmations statements. Affirmation are very powerful in reprogramming our subconscious mind to overcome any negative aspects in our life.

Our core beliefs which reside within our subconscious are what create our reality. It's these beliefs that govern how we think, talk and act. If our beliefs are negative then our life will be one of struggle and hardship, if they're positive then it will be one of happiness and success.

Consistently repeating positive affirmation are very effective in changing our core beliefs which will helps us maintain a more positive attitude throughout life.

5.Maintaining a positive attitude in the workplace is challenging especially if you are surrounded with negative people.

One of the ways of maintaining a positive attitude while at work is listening to good music. You can simply put on your headset and listen to calming and relaxing music.

You can even listen to music while you are on your way to the office in the morning to help start your day in a positive, productive way.

6. Learn to plan your day and week. Having clear plans on what you are going to do in a day or in the week ahead is one way of maintaining a positive attitude. For instance, you plan to finish a project this week, two weeks before the deadline.

Setting this type of goal will make you focused, motivated and driven to work on your project to accomplish your intending outcome. Achieving goals before deadlines is great at making you feel good and positive about yourself and your performance

7. You have to tell yourself that occasionally not all the things you planned for the day or week will work out as you had hoped. You need to learn that unexpected things happen whether you like it or not. If you get affected by any changes in your plans, you will get easily frustrated and disappointed.

If you learn to accept that there are things that happen unplanned and often out of your control, you will be able to better cope with it and move on regardless.

Do not allow yourself to be overpowered with any negativity. No one will help you to become positive but you. Keep in mind the above tips on maintaining a positive attitude for you to achieve your ultimate goals in life.

Author's Bio: 

Sometimes it’s hard to maintain a positive mental attitude especially in times of hardship and suffering. However, positive thinking is the cornerstone of all success, achievement and happiness. Discover the secret to maintaining a positive attitude meaning all your desires will come to you quicker and easier than ever before.