16th July 2020
At a time when stress and anxiety are brought about by almost every other headline, remaining positive can almost seem an impossible task. While we don’t claim to have the magical powers to eliminate stress in your life, we do know that by adopting a positive attitude can lead to a healthier lifestyle. We hope that by sharing some creative ways of keeping a positive mindset, we can help equip you and your mind through the highs and lows of day-to-day life.
It is surprising how we manage to forget the little things that have made us smile over the course of a day, and even more so when you are having a bit of a tough time. This is why we encourage you to write down on a piece of paper something that you are grateful for from your day. The act of writing not only reinforces those thoughts, but it is a great reminder too to revisit! Whether you decide to keep your gratitude notes in a diary or dedicate a jar to store your moments of happiness, we promise this simple act will change your way of thinking and help you focus on the positive rather than any negative things that happened that day.
We are all aware of that well-known chocolate advert that advises you to take a break and we recommend just that. With a lot of us working from home at the moment, we easily forget to take a moment away from the desk and give our eyes a rest. It is crucial that we give our bodies the chance to refuel and re-energise. Whether it’s a short 5-minute break to stretch the legs or 30 minutes for lunch, we encourage you to take them, they will not only help levels of productivity but will also help contribute to a positive end to your day!
This may seem obvious, but some underestimate the power of a healthy morning routine. It is surprising the positive impact a productive morning can have on the mind, but it is very true what they say, ‘one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.’ Now, we are not suggesting that everyone should get up at 5am every morning and complete a half marathon before work, but we do encourage you to get up half an hour earlier and spend that time doing something that will help clear the mind and prepare you for the day. So, whether that is a short walk around your local area or taking the time to make a healthy and sustainable brekkie, we encourage you all to give it a try! ❤️
Laughter really is the best medicine! It increases endorphins, relieves tension and let’s not forget – the act of laughter is infectious. So, whether you ask a friend or a colleague to tell you a bad joke, or you keep a video stored on your phone that really makes you giggle, you’ll feel better by doing this or something similar when times get tough. Not only will the act make you feel happier, but it will have the same effect on those around you too.
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