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5 simple tips to get the most positivity out of your day

In his book “Positive In,” Joe Morton outlines five simple yet powerful habits that will allow positivity to flow in all the roles you play throughout your day:

Gratitude

Gratitude is the perfect way to start putting positivity into our minds every day.

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melodie Beattie

Love

A 1988 study by Harvard University shows that just watching acts of kindness and love can improve our immune system for a time. What might happen if we were actually participating in acts of kindness and love? Renew your love of life, your love of your own self, and then you will truly want to reach out and help others. You can make the world a better place starting with your love.

Be Present

According to a study by Track Your Happiness, almost half of our waking hours are spent thinking about something other than what we are doing. That’s a shocking and sad statistic. 

The reality of the world we live in doesn’t allow for “being present” 100% of the time, but when you start to feel disconnected from the moment, try to bring your mind back and say, “No, I’m doing this right now, and I will get back to worrying about that later.” 

Designate a specific time in your day to focus on what’s in front of you. Unplug and tune into your surroundings and you will notice a huge difference, and so will the ones you love most.

As a business owner that can be tricky, but with proper planning and a business texting strategy, you can be present exactly when you need to.

Read Daily

“Deep reading allows you to connect with the world’s most creative, intelligent and inspiring people, twenty-four hours a day. Aristotle, Emerson, Seneca, Gandhi, Thoreau, Dorothea Brande, and many of the wisest women and men who grace our planet today are just waiting to share their knowledge with you through their books. Why wouldn’t you seize such an opportunity as often as you could? If you have not read today, you have not really lived today. And knowing how to read but failing to do so puts you in exactly the same position as the person who cannot read but wants to.” from “Who Will Cry When You Die?: Life Lessons From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” by Robin Sharma

Set Goals

When we stop setting goals, it is the beginning of the end. Dust off your goals every single day and dedicate time to review and evaluate them.

“Daily goal setting provides you the foundation for your drive. By making a goal you give yourself a concrete endpoint to aim for and get excited about. It gives you something to focus on and put 100% of your effort into and this focus is what develops motivation. Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities change, new ones added, and others dropped.”  — CodeOfLiving.com

As we start living these action points, our heart will send signals to the brain that will cause us to act and think differently. The power of starting your day with these “positive ins” will transform you to the point where your output will all be positively centered.