You Don’t Even Need to Read This
You don’t even have to read this. Just seeing this weekly tip in your inbox can provide a benefit. How? Use it as a reminder. Every week, when you see the email from The Positive Edge, take the time to pause. Ask yourself, “How am I doing this week? Am I focusing on all the things that I don’t like in my work, my relationships, or my life? Or am I remembering to shift my focus and notice the good things?” Not on the email list to receive my weekly tips? Sign up here.
In every moment we have a choice of what we focus on and think about, but we need constant reminders to avoid falling back into our negative default mode. In addition to my weekly tips, you could wear a special bracelet or ring that serves as a reminder. These can be very helpful because they are always with you.
Be sure to check out my tip on using your passwords as a way to focus on the positive. Who knew those pesky things could actually be used to make our lives better! You could also use quotes and pictures. Put them on your bathroom mirror, inside your kitchen cupboard, on your file cabinet, on your electronic devices, etc. One of my favorites is
“What a wonderful life I’ve had. I only wished I had realized it sooner.” – by Colette.
We just returned from a wonderful vacation in Arizona where we had the privilege of visiting the Grand Canyon. (That’s why this tip is late.) I will be adding a picture of this amazing and vast landscape to my office collection to help me keep things in perspective.
These very simple reminders can have a big impact because our thoughts are so powerful. They shape our reality and our quality of life.
Of course, I hope you WILL still read my tips!! Some weeks they may be just the thing you need, while other weeks they many not apply to your current life situation. For a collection of tips, check out my new journal, “Your Guide to Positive Reflections.”
Tina Hallis, Ph.D., a professional speaker and consultant for The Positive Edge, shares the Science of Success with organizations who want to create a more positive workplace so they can activate their people’s productivity and performance.