We might be stuck indoors, but let's focus on the good things that keep our spirits high! We asked our team what their positive focus is for the weekend ahead.
We've included the science behind why positive affirmations are important at the end of this infographic!
Positive Focus – The science behind it
To start a meeting (or could be applied to each day) with a positive focus, may seem a little cliché. But, the physical and mental benefits of positive thinking have been demonstrated my multiple scientific studies.
A positive mindset can provide you with a little more confidence, improve your mood, and has been linked to reduce depression and other stress-related disorders.
All this sounds great, but what does the “power of positive thinking” really mean?
You can define positive thinking as positive imagery, positive self-talk or general optimism, but these are all still general, ambiguous concepts.
If you want to be effective in thinking and being more positive, you’ll need concrete examples to help you through the process.
Every Monday morning, we all find a positive focus for the week ahead; this could be a work target, or project we are working on, something happening in our personal life or that took place at the weekend.
By reflecting on a positive affirmation, it does two things, it focuses us on the positive but also aligns our behaviour with one another, so we are ready for the meeting, open for discussion and the agenda ahead, making the team more effective.
Here are six pointers to introduce positive affirmations to your day:
- Start the day with a positive affirmation
- Focus on the good things, however small
- Find humour in bad situations*
*It’s important to make light of situations, but within reason
- Turn failure into lessons - be accountable
- Transform negative self-talk into positive self-talk
- Focus on the present