A Negativity Checklist
One exercise that may increase your negativity awareness, is keeping a Negativity Checklist. Before you try to turn your attitude around, spend a few days just observing all of the negativity around you. When you say or do something negative, record the situation on a piece of paper. Your list may look something like this:
In the evenings, look over your list, and think about how you could have avoided these situations, or maybe reacted in a more positive way.
This exercise will help you accomplish two things: 1) You will begin to notice and recognize negative situations and 2) You will have ideas on hand to help you avoid these negative circumstances.
After a week or two of performing the Negative Checklist exercise, you will find a more healthy and positive attitude begin to surface.