“Health” is defined as a persons physical or mental condition.
Often times we focus solely on our physical condition – what to
eat, when to eat it, exercise and how much, etc… Today, we are
going to focus on mental health and toughness in a simple thought.
There are a lot of things that can go wrong, in fact, it’s inevitable
that at some point in life something will not go your way. You’re
going to be faced with adversity and you’re going to experience
hardship. How do you deal with situations like this? What is your attitude like?
There are 2 types of attitudes I want us to consider today – the
“Thermometer” attitude and the “Thermostat” attitude.
THERMOMETER VS. THERMOSTAT
Those with a thermometer attitude are controlled by the outside. Their
attitudes are positive or negative based on the situation that they are
in or the ones that are presented to them. Having a rough day at work
with assignments, coworkers, or people you’re coming in contact
with? A thermometer attitude allows you to be affected by your surroundings.
If you have an interaction with someone negative, BOOM – you’re
now in a bad mood. If you run into a task someone else is struggling with,
BOOM – now you’re frustrated too. This is a cyclical way of
living and the back and forth battle in your own head gets the best of you.
There is hope…
Those with a thermostat attitude set the tone regardless of the situation
or how others around them react. They are optimistic about situations,
tasks, and interactions. They are the able to change the temperature based
on how they handle or react to a situation – i.e. a positive attitude.
If the temperature rises above the goal, the thermostat signals the air
conditioner to crank up and cool the room down. If the temperature falls
below the goal, the thermostat causes the heater to turn on in order to
warm the room up. The thermostat is always monitoring the environment,
and if the temperature gets too hot or cold, it decides what to do to
correct the situation.
Choose to be the thermostat today. Be mentally tough and choose your attitude
so that it doesn’t choose you. You can do it.
Here’s to your good health,