I still remember my 16+ hour days as a management consultant when I would struggle to keep up my energy and enthusiasm at work.
Some days I would unconsciously switch to autopilot mode from the time the alarm went off at the crack of dawn to when my head hit the pillow again later that night.
There were times I would wonder how I made it through the day, but somehow I always managed to pull myself through only to feel completely depleted at the end of the day.
We’ve all been there.
If you’re feeling like you’re dragging at work, it might be because you’re on autopilot.
When we get comfortable in our routines, it’s easy to let our minds wander and our energy leak out.
But what if there was a way to harness that energy and use it to your advantage?
A powerful tool that can help you take control of your life and achieve success is Thinking Positively.
But what does it mean to think positively?
Most people I work with assume that it means having unrealistic optimism and seeing the world through rose-colored glasses.
But that’s not necessarily the case.
Thinking positively simply means recognizing the good in every situation and choosing to focus on that instead of the negative.
When it comes to thinking positively, it’s all about guiding your brain in a way to plug any energy leaks in your workday before they take over your thoughts, body and habits.
Changing your entire outlook on life is no small feat, but it is possible with a little bit of effort and practice.
…And when I run out of ideas, instead of focusing on lack, I focus on the abundance I already have.
If you need a little boost on how to think positively, here are some of my favorite questions to get your juices flowing:
- In what ways can I learn to be more optimistic in my daily life?
- How do I find inspiration in challenging times?
- How can I improve my relationships with family members, friends, colleagues, and clients?