Goal Setting and New Year

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What are you aiming to achieve in 2018? 

I would like to take a minute to be truly grateful for what this year has brought.  It’s nice to pause and count our many blessings.

As we are in our final week some of you are thinking about New Year resolutions and this blog post may help you out with that.

Life is a journey and becoming better every day should be the goal, so here are few ways to do that.

  • “Compliment yourself – Every morning before you go on with your daily routines, take a couple of minutes to give yourself a compliment whether you compliment your outfit, haircut, or how you recently completed a task using your unique skill sets.
  • Don’t make excuses – and focus on self improvement instead. Don’t be critical of others but focus on you – own your mistakes and learn from them. 
  • Be helpful- Whether giving up your seat to an elderly person on the transit, assisting a co-worker on a project, or carrying in the groceries when your spouse comes back from the store, being helpful is one of the easiest and most effective ways to practice becoming a better person.” (Source: A post on Instagram)

To add to the list:

  • Be Kind 
  • Meditate
  • Count your blessings -write it on a piece of paper and be grateful for at least 3 things each day
  • Surround yourself with people that brings out the best in you – and people who uplifts you & helps you grow
  • Be active – Keep moving and eat well (what I am struggling right now – It’s hard to be active in winter)
  • Last but not least, make your mental well being your number one priority.  

 

 

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Building Positivity in a Chaotic World

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“There’s something good in every day” – A mantra I believe in.

I have written this post on a different social platform, and here it is again.

What is it like to be in the right state of mind? Does it mean surrounding ourselves with positive people and having a positive outlook on life?

Recently I read an article about ‘the secret of getting into a right frame of mind.’

According to the article, the right state of mind is defined as being prepared and believing in our success.

Having a positive mind-set is not just about having pleasant thoughts, but preparing ourselves for whatever it is we want to achieve.

It takes practice, hard work and dedication.

While having a positive attitude is good, it is not enough.

Ultimately it’s our actions that influence our brain.

As the saying goes…

“When you are prepared you are confident, and when you are confident you know you will succeed.”

And as Henry Ford said…

“Whether you believe you can or you can’t, you’re right.”

Often we harm ourselves with negative self-talk that holds us back.

We don’t take risks, we feel inadequate, we choose not to be vulnerable, and so that we end up creating these barriers and limit ourselves from all the possibilities out there.

We choose in-action over action.

That can be changed from a simple mindset shift from ‘What I Can’t Do’ to ‘What I Can Do.’

There are also some simple actions we can take to bring more positivity into our lives…

POSITIVITY BOOSTERS                                                

  • Always smile – Smiling is a source of positive energy not just to us, but to those around us
  • Be Active – Find an activity that you actually enjoy and make it part of your life. It can be as simple as going for a walk or dancing in your living room!!
  • Learn Something Daily – Pick up a hobby and learn a new skill. Choose a subject that will help you excel and study it. Learning boosts our self-confidence
  • Give – Be kind and generous – it’s one of the best feelings in the world!!
  • Be Mindful – Practice self-awareness and live in the present moment. It’s impossible to get upset about the past or worry about the future when you’re ‘in’ the present
  • Connect – A simple ‘hello’ to a stranger or a phone call to a friend can boost our positivity
  • Reframe Failure – See failure as a way to learn and grow.
  • Focus on Gratitude – Take a moment each day to focus on the things you are grateful for. This will make you more aware of the positive things around you.

Please find the blog link below:

Beyond Attitude – Building Positivity In A Chaotic World

Lastly, what do you do for staying positive?