Tag Archives: positive

Happy People Turn Off TV

I read a statistic a while back that very happy people watch 30% less TV than unhappy people. Happier people are more socially engaged, read more often and spend less time glued to the television set. What fun things do you have planned for this weekend?

Grateful for Work

We spend many of our waking hours at work. When you got up this morning and hopped into the shower, were you full of anticipation for what the day might bring? Or were you dreading the possibilities? Even if you have the nastiest boss, what perk does your job give you? I am grateful to see the progress each week that my clients are making. Name one thing you can be grateful for today ___________.

Turn Your Mood Around

If you are feeling overwhelmed at work (and we all have those days), you can make a few choices: you can moan and groan to your colleague, send a complaining text to your spouse or you can turn your mood around.
On your next break, listen to some upbeat music; at lunch, take a brisk walk outside, even if it’s cold; do some stretches and breathe; play a game on your phone (but keep track of your time) or call a friend to meet you after work for fun time to recharge. What works for you?

Loneliness Cure

When you’re feeling lonely and disconnected, a heating pad or warm bath just might be the cure. Research results from John A. Bargh and Idit Shalev of Yale University indicate that the early childhood experiences of physically being held close and psychological warmth of love, trust and support contribute to the tight connection to physical warmth. So turn on the warm shower and hop in. Have you used warming techniques to feel better?

Random Acts of Kindness

This week is Random Acts of Kindness Week. Take a few minutes to write a note of appreciation to someone who has done kind things for you… your spouse, child, sibling, parent or friend. It may just make their day. List all the special things about that person that mean so much to you. Transform someone’s day from okay to A-Okay!! Who will you choose?

Stop Worrying

Round and round your head they go… thoughts and worries just keep swirling, preventing you from focusing on anything. When you are having one of those days when no solution makes a clear entrance into your scattered mind… STOP. The uncomfortable feeling from the anxiety over what to do next can be short-circuited if you sit down and write out your thoughts/worries on paper: pros and cons, research needed yet, resources on hand, etc. The process of writing out your thoughts helps to clarify and organize the jumble in your head. How do you manage those days?

Are You A People Watcher?

Are you a people watcher or do you rush around super focused on your tasks and stuck “in your own head”? One of the pleasures and perks of watching people, not in a leering, judging kind of way, but observing in a non-judgmental way, is the many things you can learn. Observe how they respond to stressful circumstances, difficult people; how they communicate, work, eat, shop and treat their children. From our observations, we can reflect on our own behavior and determine if we like what choices we have made or if we want to make changes. Are you a people watcher?