It is hard to stay positive in this negative world, but it is important to our success. The positive space we create for ourselves nourishes our spirit. At home and at work, one negative encounter can affect our whole day. Some events we cannot control and we need to realize that, releasing the feeling of responsibility off our shoulders. Others, we can eliminate. Soon you will find you are the person people seek out for the positive lift in their day.
It is important to stay positive for your spirit to stay healthy. We have all experienced the ill effects of a bad day at work: tiredness, insomnia, and stomach upset. Stay positive about your day and it will eliminate these. The first step is to let go of what we can’t control. You are in charge and it is difficult to tell yourself that you cannot control everything. This is an important step toward positivity. Everything is not your fault. Do not take it on your shoulders. Give yourself permission to dismiss it.
You can control the environment you work in. For instance, what do you discuss on lunch break or at playgroup? Do you hang out with the complainers? These you can control. If the conversation turns negative, steer it toward something positive. No gossiping. This is the biggest destroyer of a positive environment. Rumors and negative news can ruin your positive spirit. Again, stand out in the crowd and turn the conversation toward a more positive direction. Once your company realizes what you are doing and it becomes a regular habit, the people interested in staying positive will find you during free time and the others will avoid you. After all misery loves company and you are raining on their parade. There is sun on your side of the parade route and they look silly with their umbrellas out all day long.
Do not disappoint your new positive friends. Once you have started your positive journey stick to it. It will take some determination. They always say it takes 30 days to develop a habit and one to break it. Start your day with a positive thought instead of the negative news. It is important to stay informed, but do you have to watch the same news over and over again till its ingrained in our memories. Absolutely not. Watch the fifteen-minute overview of the world events and move on to something more uplifting. Music is the perfect companion for your morning coffee. Once you start your positive journey, your days will be more productive and successful.
What are your ideas for staying positive? I would love to hear from you.
Love you ladies,