As we embark upon another week in this crazy world. Take a moment to reflect on the below image.
Psychologically speaking, a negative mindset seldom gets us anywhere. It can cause demotivation, abandonment of, or stalled progress on our tasks or goals; and worse still, it can be cyclical.
𝗢𝗸, 𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗲. 𝗡𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁?
- If you're feeling negative today, acknowledge that this is OK. 𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗵𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁'𝘀 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹. This isn't about toxic positivity.
- Rather than try to stop or quell negative thoughts, 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗽𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺. Each negative will usually have an opposing positive. These can be framed as opportunities. Example - I failed. 𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗿𝘆 - 𝗜 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗱.
- Take a few moments to pause and be mindful before you communicate with others. Your negativity may be noticeable and could 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 which may not be your intent.
What approaches do you use to maintain a positive mindset?