Why Do I Write These Weekly Tips? One Reason May Surprise You

 In Better Life, Focusing on the positive


I love being able to help people learn how to increase their positivity!  One of the favorite parts of one of my programs is when people share something good that’s happened in the past 24 hrs with the person next to them.  There is such great energy, with many smiles and laughter.  It’s often difficult to get people to stop sharing and return their attention to me!  It’s such fun and people tell me how good it makes them feel.  Unfortunately, that boost in positivity eventually fades away.  
Positivity is like healthy food; we need several servings every day.  One serving doesn’t last. 
That’s one of the main reasons I write the weekly tips.So often, I’ve gone to a program that has motivated me to make a change in my work or life, but as soon as I return to my desk, the busyness and distractions take over and my new intentions get lost in the chaos.  What a waste!

We need multiple ways to remember what we’ve learned. That’s why I commonly include a recommended reading list on my handouts, offer additional resources and products on my website, and show a slide during my programs listing some suggestions to help people keep what I share top-of-mind.

  1. Passwords –  I am super passionate about how these annoying set of letters, numbers and symbols can actually increase the quality of our lives!  Please visit www.positivepasswords.org for more info and ideas.
  2. Pictures/Quotes – We can put them on our devices, mirrors, cabinets, desks, etc.  Here’s one of the many quotes by my desk.  “Remember, life is a journey.  If you got everything you wanted all at once there’d be no point to living.” by  Jackson Kiddard.
  3. Bracelets/Rings – We can wear a piece of jewelry that serves as a memento for checking our thoughts.  Every time we notice it, we can tune into our thoughts and see if we’re stuck in negativity or focused on something useful.
  4. Weekly Tips from The Positive Edge – As you know, every week, I post a short reminder, story, strategy, etc. with the purpose of providing additional servings of positivity to keep the messages alive in our lives (and hopefully to spread to others).

There is another reason I’m dedicated to writing my weekly tips – – it’s because I need them to help ME remember so many of the things I’ve learned.  Even though I get to focus on positivity as my job, I still need more servings.  Plan your menu of positivity and increase your mental nutrition.


Tina Hallis, Ph.D., is founder and owner of The Positive Edge, a company dedicated to helping individuals and organizations increase their positivity to improve the quality of people’s work lives and the quality of company cultures.

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