No, I’m not talking batteries here…lol!  Each person, me included, has the ability to be positive or negative.  We can go about the day with the “poor me’s” or we can be grateful for “the glass half full”.  I, probably like most of you, try to be positive every day but it doesn’t always work.  But here are some tips to help.

  1. Be gracious and express gratitude. Being thankful for what you have, or what you don’t, immediately releases the negative thoughts. Wake up thinking about all the things you are grateful for.  Make it detailed and from the heart.  Then go out into the world and be gracious to those around you.
  2. Give of yourself to others. Be unconditional in your giving.  Share your skills with those around you with either your help or advice.  Don’t doubt your value.  Even the smallest gesture can turn someone’s day around and boost yours.
  3. Visualize Success. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, tap into your ability to visualize or imagine being more positive.  Take a few minutes to clear your mind and “see” a positive event in your life and how it unfolded.  Then keep that mindset to stay in a positive state.
  4. Control Your Breathing or Meditate. This is an old way of doing things that I actually learned in Lamaze classes when I was pregnant with my daughter some 30+ years ago and I still find myself going to it today.  Plus when you control your breathing while in a quiet relaxed state it works even better.

Obviously, there are other ways that may work better for you and I’d love to hear about them.  And don’t forget to call Office Solutions 4 U when you’re in that relaxed state to help you stay connected to that positive mind frame.  We help take the negative out of your work life.