Guest post by Blog Manager Robbi Hess
Studies have long shown that individuals have about 40% control over their mindset. If you feel you're not in control or if your 40% isn't positive, there may be ways to retrain your brain, through your actions, to enhance a more positive attitude. Here are a few steps to take toward a sunnier outlook on life:
- Carve our ten minute chunks of "you time." You need to make time for yourself on a daily basis -- sometimes more than one time a day -- depending on the type of stressors you're facing. Step away from your business and your daily stressors as a way to find a better attitude. A ten-minute you break might be just what you need. If possible, go outside for your ten-minute you breaks.
- Count your blessings. In times of stress it's easy to look at what you don't have or what you wish you hadn't lost. Take some time at the beginning and end of each day and count your blessings on what you do have, what you accomplished and what you have to look forward to.
- Challenge yourself. If you push yourself to strive harder and reach for more lofty goals, just taking that initiative could help you feel more in control of your life and your business. It's also found that pessimists tend to sit back and wait for things to come to them or to happen and this leads to dissatisfaction. Raise the bar at work and home and then reap the rewards of your hard work.
What do you do to enhance your attitude?