Positive Thinking for Wellbeing
Written by Karen Mudie
– Did you know that we have over 60, 000 thoughts per day? That is one thought per second every waking hour, and 95% are the SAME thoughts you had yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that. AND 80% of these thoughts are habitual and are NEGATIVE
Without even consciously knowing it, we have these thoughts, day in day out, running constantly in our mind
- I am not good enough
- I hate the way I look
- I am too fat
- I am worried I cannot pay my bills
- I am stupid
- I can’t stand this job
No wonder we are a tired and exhausted society!
What if you could change these thoughts? What would it be worth to you? To Your Business? To Your family? To Your Inner peace?
- Question your thoughts
Is it true? Yes / No?
Is it positive or negative?
Who would YOU be without this thought?
Is it worth my time keeping this thought?
- Letting it go
Deep breathing, meditation, spending time in nature, exercise and stretching can assist in eliminating negative thoughts from the mind and give you a greater sense of wellbeing.
In the workplace, leave your work station / desk if you can, go outside and get some fresh air. Look up at the sky, allow the sun to penetrate your skin and take 5 deep breaths. Stretch your arms and go for a walk if time allows.
- Train your mind to think positive and joyful thoughts
Give thanks and be grateful for all that you have. Be aware and notice the small details in everthing around you. Smile and laugh more. Nurture yourself, have a massage, watch a funny movie, and start doing things that bring you the most joy in your life.
Use the workplace notice board to write the things individual team members are grateful for. Add quotes of positivity in and around your desk or in the tea room.
Affirmations are statements made by the conscious mind that are directed at the subconscious mind, and are arguably the most useful tool available to us in developing positive thinking skills.
They are self empowering, self governed, free and work Quickly and Effectively
Practice these affirmations throughout your day, either aloud (if possible) or repeat them silently in your head. Better still, post them around them around the workplace or in the bathroom where you will read them. Feel free to add more or make up your own
Top 10 Affirmations for Workplace Harmony
- I am grateful for all that I am and all that I have
- I am respected and appreciated
- My high self-esteem allows me to accept compliments easily and to freely compliment others.
- I accept others as they are and they in turn accept me as I am.
- I am a solution minded person
- I am a team player
- I am enthusiastic and joyful in the workplace
- I am organised and have a plan for each day
- My body is fit and well
- I love my life