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- Stay Positive. You can listen to the cynics and doubters and believe that success is impossible or you can trust that with faith and an optimistic attitude all things are possible.
- Take a daily “Thank You Walk.” You can’t be stressed and thankful at the same time. Feel blessed and you won’t be stressed.
- Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and fewer foods manufactured in plants.
- Talk to yourself instead of listening to yourself. Instead of listening to your complaints, fears, and doubts, talk to yourself with words of truth and encouragement.
- Post a sign that says “No Energy Vampires Allowed.” Gandhi said, “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet,” and neither should you!
- Be a Positive Team Member. Being positive doesn’t just make you better, it makes everyone around you better.
- Don’t chase success. Decide to make a difference and success will find you.
- Get more sleep. You can’t replace sleep with a double latte.
- Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts, or things you cannot control.
- Look for opportunities to love, serve, and care. You don’t have to be great to serve but you have to serve to be great.
- Live your purpose. Remember why you do what you do. We don’t get burned out because of what we do. We get burned out because we forget why we do it.
- Remember, there’s no such thing as an overnight success.
- Trust that everything happens for a reason and expect good things to come out of challenging experiences.
- Implement the No Complaining Rule. If you are complaining, you’re not leading.
- Read more books than you did in 2019. I happen to know of a few good ones. 🙂
- Don’t seek happiness. Instead, live with love, passion, and purpose and happiness will find you.
According to researchers at Indiana University, the mental benefits of gratitude include:
- Decreased feelings of anxiety and depression
- Individuals have a better ability to cope with stress
- Feelings of individuals are more confident and have more self-worth
- Individual have generally higher feelings of happiness
- Individuals who practice gratitude may even rewire the brain to be more sensitive to experiences gratitude
They also found that there are physical benefits associated with having an attitude of gratitude such as:
- Improved cardiac health
- Decreased blood pressure
- Better sleep habits
- Quicker recovery from illness
- Increased energy
Ways to practice gratitude:
- Keep a gratitude journal
- Keep a gratitude jar and put little notes in the jar each day
- Observe “30” days of thanks. Post something you are grateful for or post a picture of something you are grateful for each day.
- Thank 5 people who have an impact on your life and write each one a letter to express your gratitude.
- There are also gratitude calendars that can be helpful
- Practice mindfulness
- Spend time with loved ones