Effective Ways Of Maintaining
A Positive Attitude

Effective Ways Of Maintaining A Positive Attitude

There are a number of effective ways one can adopt and employ in the ongoing quest of maintaining a positive attitude. An effective way can be defined as a particular method you experience as intellectually stimulating, and satisfying. Coincidentally, it will be enlightening, concern Reality in general, and concern your temperament in particular.

A positive thinker wastes nothing

Several essential ways to maintain a positive attitude are mentioned here on on this page, and elsewhere, on pdThinker.com.

These essential ways should be investigated with the intention to adopt, and tailor, to suit your temperament.

As your Mind, and Conscious Self Awareness, grow, you will begin to recognize other useful ways and means elsewhere. And discover, or invent, favored ways, for yourself. 

Every single experience you encounter, Spiritual or Physical, pleasant or otherwise, is another opportunity to familiarize yourself with the workings of one's inner Being.

Reflecting upon, and learning from, all your experiences, is an essential component of proper education.

These opportunities to gain oftentimes elusive Self Knowledge, can be put to valuable use to practice using, developing, and enhancing your greatest asset. Your Mind.

Nothing is wasted by a Positive Thinker.

Reflecting upon the foregoing statements, the crucial points to remember about maintaining a Positive Attitude, is, the ways and means you choose, should be in sync with you attaining Autonomy, and coalesce with your Inner Beliefs and  Personal Values.

Self Discovery

You are continuing a journey of self discovery initiated by a deep desire to attain a Positive State Of Mind. Which in turn is initiated by a Positive Thinking Attitude.

You are in charge of you. Being in charge of yourself means you will never be better than you allow yourself to be. This is an excellent time to consolidate your relationship with your Inner Voice. Or now establish that all important friendship, if you have not already done so.

You are in the process of exploring your potential. This phase is not the time to be bashful. A word of caution to oneself is wise however. Self exploration should be executed with Humility. You must recognize, and acknowledge, how capable you are - this is crucial for self belief - nevertheless, others neither need, nor want, to be told how brilliant you are.

Others notice how good another is at a given skill, whether or not they express their opinion.

Your genuine Positive Attitude will be noticed by intelligent eyes and ears. A  Can Do Attitude demonstrated via beneficial action is way more impressive than mere talk.

Repetition of worthwhile actions is the key factor to earning the compound interest offered by developing this priceless asset that is the Human Mind. Repetition molds habit. Regular self reviews, supported by reflection and contemplation, allows you to shape your new habits the way that suit you best.

We continue our journey on a familiar note.

Work Rest And Play

Work, rest, and play are three mainstays of Human existence. Many people have diverse views on these subjects. Individually, we should get to know our self well enough to create a healthy balance that sustains a Healthy Attitude. Domiciled in a healthy State Of Mind.

Get this crucial balance right and you will be constructing a sound foundation for maintaining a positive attitude. This can take a while, but is well worth the attentive effort.


Some Humans view work as drudgery. Some others are most passionate about their work and their occupation defines them. Sandwiched between these extremes exists an extensive majority of folk who are resigned to the perception that work is simply the means to survival.

One of the many Benefits a Positive State Of Mind delivers, is the Self Confidence to go seek, and find, one’s M'etier. Making this animating discovery contributes immensely to delivering Autonomy and Self Fulfillment.


One of the pivotal elements in the development and maintenance of a Positive Attitude is something most of us would consider quite mundane. That element is adequate rest.

An impoverished mind is of little use

 A healthy state of mind is dependent upon a healthy state of body. A healthy state of body depends upon sound nutrition, adequate sleep, rest, and, wherever possible regular exercise.

Fatigue always accompanies physical neglect. Fatigue dissolves Enthusiasm.

Mind fitness can be maintained in the absence of physical mobility. However, a nutritionally impoverished body will inevitably suffer an impoverished mind. An impoverished mind is of little use.

Duty Cycle

Rest means relief from demand. This author's electric welding machine has a Duty Cycle of 60%. In a ten minute period for instance, it can be used at full capacity for six minutes. Then it must be rested to cool down for four minutes. In the same manner, one’s mind must be refreshed.

Depending on what an individual is engaged in, a favored form of active recreation can be as refreshing as doing nothing.


Play is whatever refreshes and energizes the Spirit. Work comes first Nevertheless, play should be hot on work’s heels.

Only you know what is play to you

Being seriously introverted, this author doesn’t distinguish between much of his work and play.

He considers anything intellectual to be recreational. This includes physical manifestations, such as writing or inventions, resulting from intellectual activity. A common occurrence.

Nonetheless, he will never give up Sunday arvo darts and beer with his seriously extroverted friend and neighbor. Nor relinquish riding his motorcycle in the countryside with his buddies. He also believes that variety is the spice of life.

Similarly, only you know what is play to you. However, we should agree that play is essential to maintain a Positive State Of Mind.


Maintaining a Positive Attitude should be done in the present moment. Simply meaning we are fully aware of our Thoughts and hence able to consider our intentions before we act.

Mindfulness is Conscious Awareness.

Mindfulness allows one to be consciously aware of our Thoughts and actions as we Think and execute action.

Practicing mindfulness on a regular basis tends to generate a mental state commonly known as living in the zone. A most exhilarating and productive place indeed, to live.


Meditation, via it’s intrinsic ability to retain, or restore, equanimity to one’s Inner Voice, is a standard constituent in maintaining a Positive State Of Mind. Mindfulness and mediation are related but serve different purposes.

Meditation Serves A Dual Purpose

Practicing Meditation allows one to contemplate in a - non-judgmental - focused manner. Contemplation can be utilized to clear your Mind of all Thought. With experience and practice this method will produce a state of pure bliss. The ultimate state of relaxation.

Conversely, contemplation can be employed to examine in depth any Thought or subject that takes your fancy. A factor of successful execution of meditation is it must be non-judgmental.

If one becomes critical, the process, hence purpose, is defeated.

Meditation can be exercised as often as you wish as the rest element of what you decide will be your optimum Duty Cycle.

Make Friends With Your Inner Voice

Make a Commitment to knowing, and understanding, your other self. Your Inner Voice is your other self, a seemingly infinite resource of inestimable value. Make definite friends with this surprising wellspring of Wisdom, and conduit to the Storehouse Of Knowledge. Put him or her to work for you.

Another brick of a solid foundation

Making this commitment to yourself may, or may not, entail changing your perception of, hence attitude to, this potentially infinite resource.

Many folk see their inner voice merely as a hindrance.

However, when one becomes familiar with the power of, and applies to productive ends, the influence your inner voice wields, you are laying a substantial brick of a sound structure for maintaining a Positive Attitude.

Being on Harmonious first name terms with your inner voice provides access to support and encouragement of a quality unavailable from any other source.

Auto Suggestion

When intelligently understood, auto suggestion is a sound method by which to maintain a positive mental attitude. Particularly when used in conjunction with your Inner Voice. It is when communicating with your other self that Positive Affirmations can be used for definite beneficial returns.

Auto suggestion is also useful to redirect persistent negative Thoughts.

Visualize The Person You Wish To Be

Visualization is an impressive technique. When utilized in conjunction with ardent Desire and other Principles available to the Human Mind, it can be used to imagine and manifest the future.

Visualization is no less powerful if an individual desires to develop habits and character traits he or she finds attractive and wishes to express.

Note the word develop, - Good - Habits and Character traits lay dormant within one’s psyche until activated. By you.

Activating Habit and Character in this fashion is part of educating oneself. The drawing out of the immensity of your mind.

Do Your Own Thinking

Reminiscent of this author's elucidating experience with Spunky Blonde and research, doing your own Thinking is not quite as common as one may anticipate. Again reminiscent of research, Thinking, in it’s most sincere form, is simple Truth seeking.

Possessing truth enables one to solve problems

Possession of Truth offers the potential to enable one to analyze and solve problems. Competent Truth seeking, Problem solving, and maintaining a Positive Attitude are branches of the same tree.

Competent problem solvers have always been in broad demand, and never more so than in modern times.

Opportunity is knocking loudly, in every field of Human endeavor, for pdThinkers.

Maintaining a Positive Attitude is an essential element of the process of problem solving, and is indispensable when Truth seeking.

Comprehending, and demonstrating - via Positive Action - the fundamental can do attitude of this Problem Solving approach to Life, is the readily recognizable hallmark of a pdThinker. A sound approach that positions him or her prominently on the broad demand plane mentioned above.

The reliable route to attain this highly desirable state of affairs is to do your own Thinking.

Your Personal Attitude Determines Your Direction

Attitude is your demeanor to others in particular and to Life in general. How you approach and respond to others, and to every situation.

There is no time like now to behave in a wholly consistent manner - Compassionate, Honest, Pleasant, Approachable, and Empathetic.

Just like you always do.

With this attractive demeanor established as Habit, maintaining a Positive Attitude becomes self sustaining and resilient. You have reached a Positive State Of Mind.

As individuals, we gradually attain this Positive State Of Mind, as we build and fine tune our Personal Attitude. The possibility of such a state of Mind is a gift from Nature, and attaining this state of Mind, is a prerogative that is placed at the discretion of every Human Being on this Planet.

One More - Big - Thing

Last - but not least - expressing genuine Gratitude for help received, from all sources, both Spiritual and Material, is Character building of the first order. One must be humble to express Gratitude. One must be Mentally Strong to express Humility.

Mental Strength and Humility are essential elements of maintaining a Positive Attitude.

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