Snow Days, Snow Daze

We made it! Today is the first day of spring.

Unless you live in one of a few select areas of the country, you’d probably agree winter brought with it more than enough snow storms.

suburban street, parked cars, sidewalk, tree, brick and iron fence all snow covered, falling snow at twilight

You may talk about the weather but you can’t do anything about it. What you can do is choose your attitude about weather, and about everything else that comes your way.

When a school holiday is cancelled to make up for days lost to snow and then those make-up days are also cancelled because of yet another snow storm, it’s easy to let winter get the best of you.

Some people seem to nearly always find a positive side to set-backs, while others can take the most minor irritant and turn it into a catastrophe.

What about you? Which choice do you make most of the time? Are you more likely to search for the bright side of a situation or do you gloomily predict the worst when even a little thing starts to go wrong?

It all comes down to whether you’re an optimist or a pessimist.

Here’s a little secret for you, being an optimist or a pessimist is a matter of choice! You have a choice in how you respond, no matter how dire your situation. Your attitude is merely a habit, one that can be continued, or stopped. The choice is yours.

Did you know that your attitude has a lot to do with the outcome of a lot of situations? A positive attitude won’t stop a snowstorm, but it will shape how you and those around you weather the storm. Keeping a positive outlook can actually help you see more options and make it easier for you to engage with others. Those options may lead you to feel happier, and in turn make it easier for you to be optimistic.

To increase your positive feelings, you can meditate or write, or you can play! And what better way to spend a snow day than playing with others?

Of course, now that it is officially spring, you won’t have to worry about any more snow days for a while. Think Positive!

Life Is Honest, Open and True: Think about how you typically respond to life’s trials and whether your habitual response is working well for you. You can choose today to start developing a new habit of optimism and begin to experience how a positive attitude affects you and those around you.

What about you? Are you happy with your choice? Are you struggling to be positive or frustrated by the negative habit of someone close to you? Tell me about it in the comments or tweet to me @lifeishotblog with the hash tag #LifeIsHOT!

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