Well we are now officially into the holiday season! How are you feeling? Happy to be close to the end of 2020? Excited about the holiday cheer and joy? Or overwhelmed by work, family, cold-flu-COVID, finances, continued uncertainty etc.?
I wanted to share with you 2 tips today to keep some perspective, regardless of how you are feeling today and in general. Most of us are so busy trying to accomplish something, get a ton of tasks done every day, keep up with the kid’s school, get in our workouts, and eat a decent diet and so on that all we focus on is the next thing. Usually so much so that we always feel unfinished or unaccomplished and possibly anxious about feeling like we are never getting anything done.
This can be mentally, emotionally and physically draining.
So here are 2 easy ways to keep your focus dialed in, keep your perspective positive, and your total body and mind healthy.
1 – Write down your successes. At the end of each day take a moment to write down ALL of your successes that day. Every single one counts. By making a list, it helps you focus on what you HAVE accomplished, not what you still have to do. This sets your mind in a positive way which will give you new energy, a sense of pride (the right kind), and keep your stress levels down. — Keep your focus positive.
Some of those ‘to do’s’ may still be there but you will have a renewed energy to knock them off your list tomorrow.
2 – Give Massive Gratitude. Be grateful continuously throughout your day. Start with it before your feet hit the floor to positively set your mind. You know all the negative stress things will be there waiting to flood your mind the second you wake up. So arm yourself with gratitude first and push off any stressful thoughts.
Extra Tip: Be specific with your gratitude. It’s great to be grateful for your family, spouse, home, etc. but add your ‘why’ for more meaning and impact.
As an example; “I am grateful to my wife for her constant support and love in tough times, helping me to stay positive and successful.” “I am grateful that my body is able to get up and move and I can workout at the level I am at today, so that I can spend time doing the activities that I love to do.”
You get the idea.
Put these in practice today to reap the benefits of lower stress, more joy, tolerance, patience, goodness, and improved quality of your life.