While I’m typically known as positive, energetic, and optimistic, the past few weeks have definitely worn me down.
Tony Robbins says we cannot be angry and grateful at the same time. Focusing on gratitude shifts so much. When we are hurt and frustrated, it create our fear based reactions of fight, flight, or freeze which narrows are thinking and creativity. Gratitude breaks that cycle.
I found this little exercise from Harvard Business Review to be a helpful motivator. Perhaps you will, too:
“It can be hard to muster the positive outlook that fuels motivation and creativity. When we lose that positivity, burnout and fatigue can quickly follow.
How can you inject some optimism into your day? This two-minute exercise can help. Each morning, finish the following three sentences (either on paper, out loud, or even in your head) before you turn on your computer or start your commute:
Today, I will focus on _____.
Today, I am grateful for _____.
Today, I will let go of _____.”