October is here!  The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are falling and everything is so colorful!  October is the time to stop and admire the beauty of nature.  I recently heard someone complaining about how autumn is the “beginning of the end.”  He felt that the leaves changing colors and falling was a sign of the bleak and frigid winter looming ahead.  How depressing to look at such beauty in a negative way!   

How we look at situations affects your mood, your energy level, your relationships, your physical health…..just about every aspect of your life!  When you look at the negative side to situations first, you become sad, lethargic, depressed and not a lot of fun to be around.  The negative energy weighs you down and attracts more negative energy.  The Law of Attraction comes into play and you are met with one problem after another.  Life becomes a chore and you end up feeling like you can never climb out of that hole.  I get tired just thinking about it!  Many people think they are positive people, but are still surrounded by problems.  This should cause you to take an honest look at your perception of being positive.  I’ll bet you can find some ways to improve your outlook.

When you choose to look at the positive, you can’t help but walk around with a smile on your face.  Looking at the bright side of life makes each day an enjoyable experience.  You become a more attractive individual and people gravitate toward you.  People naturally want to be around a happy person, rather than a sour puss.  Start first thing in the morning.  When I wake up each morning, my first thought is how blessed I am to have such a loving family, amazing friends and the strength and knowledge support them.  I immediately smile and look forward to the surprises that day will have in store for me.  Undoubtedly there will be challenges, but my outlook helps me to be more creative and efficient with any challenges that come my way.  Be grateful for the blessings in your life and recognize them.  Maybe you do not like your job.  Instead of focusing on the work, focus on the fact that you have a job in these hard economic times.  Set up a strategy to move to a career that appeals to you.  When you begin to focus that energy on changing your situation and how great it will be, your mood begins to change.  You will find yourself slowly moving toward that new job and overcoming that challenge in your life.

Try it!  Begin each day by calling to mind all of the blessings in your life and be grateful for them.  As situations in your day arise, focus on the positive aspects of each challenge.  Strategize ways to improve a situation that may bring you down.  Take time to step outside, take a deep breath and marvel at the beauty of autumn. Your day will begin to look a whole lot brighter and your spirit will thank you!