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“Positive thoughts lead to positive results.” —Maria V. Snyder, Touch of Power

The last couple of weeks has been filled with different emotions in the office. There is positive change in the vibe in office, I feel it. I am sure you do as well.

One of the changes I have noticed this week is in everyone’s attitude, it is one of positivity.

Here are some things that I do to stay positive thought the day. I hope you will find something helpful here to do.

1. Start your day in a positive way. How you start your day usually sets the tone for the rest of your day. I meditate, journal, and read something positive every morning.
2. Be present. When you spend your time in the present moment, it becomes easier to access positive emotions. Hard for me sometimes. I try to focus on the moment at hand and not multitask.
3. Learn to take criticism in a healthy way. People that give constructive criticism do it because they want to help you succeed—keep an open mind.
4. Live in a positive environment. Surround yourself with positive people.
5. Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill. Break big tasks into smaller ones to not feel overwhelmed.
6. Don’t let fear hold you back. Like being positive, this is also a mindset. Fear can be a downward spiral. Think about the great possibilities instead.
7. Help others be positive, smile, and hug someone. It is infectious.

“Doing something positive will help turn your mood around. When you smile, your body relaxes. When you experience human touch and interaction, it eases tension in your body.” —Simone Elkeles, Return to Paradise

Have a great weekend.


About Friday Food for Thought (FFfT)

I frequently attend conferences and retreats on entrepreneurship and leadership and while I am away, the J2 team picks up the slack, allowing me to learn to be better at what I do. I wanted to share what I was learning with my team, so I created the weekly FFfT emails in November of 2015 and have been writing them ever since.

Before long, the J2 staff began sharing the FFfT emails with their friends and family and now other leaders have asked to be included, which led to the creation of this newsletter. I hope you enjoy!