The spring 2020 issue of our member newsletter, Pulse, includes a feature on positivity. Topics include a self-assessment on having a positive mindset, quick positivity practices, and ways to enhance emotional and physical well-being. Here are a few highlights.
Think Positive, Be Positive
Positivity is a mindset that combines optimism and acceptance. It’s different from happiness, which is a mood that comes and goes. Positivity, on the other hand, can endure.
A positive orientation can boost intelligence, creativity and energy levels. This translates to increased job satisfaction, higher performance and better work-life balance.
Change is possible!
Some people come by positivity naturally, just like some people are naturally more fit than others. But just like you can exercise your body to improve your physical health, you can also boost your well-being with practice.
Here’s one quick and easy way to prop up your positivity if you find yourself going negative. Take in a big, deep breath and then slowly, completely let it out. While doing so, choose one of these phrases to say to yourself:
- Breathe in positivity, exhale negativity.
- Inhale courage, exhale fear.
- Inhale the present, exhale the past.
- Breathe in, calm your body. Breathe out, smile, and relax.