How to Turn a Frown into a Smile #PMAR

Updated: May 10, 2019

White Woman with Smiley Face on Paper in Covering her Mouth
Photo by Sydney Sims

We hear it all day: be positive, be thankful, be grateful, look on the brighter side of things.

There is one thing to start with a positive mental attitude but there is a whole nother giant to maintaining a positive mental attitude.

For every thought that comes in your head: respond to it. Do not let negative, self-defeating thoughts linger in your head. Instead, respond to it.

This is what we call, P-MAR: Positive Mental Attitude Response.

For example, when the thought, "I don't feel like going to work and I don't know how I am going to make it through the day," comes in your head.

Respond to it mentally with an optimistic and realistic counter: "I can't do things always based on how I feel. I am not going to worry on how I get through the entire day; yet, take it one step at a time. In plus, there are people who are looking for work. Therefore be grateful: you have something to do that is positive and productive."