What story do you tell yourself?
I write a lot about nutrition and exercise in this blog, which is ultimately aimed at improving your personal wellness by living a healthy lifestyle.
Still, a large part of the wellness picture is your personal mental attitude towards your life.
I read an article today which inspired me and made me realize that I tend to overlook this aspect sometimes, both in my personal life and in my posts on this blog.
The article is linked below, and deals with what a difference it can make in every aspect of your life if the “story” you are telling yourself is a positive one versus a negative one.
When you focus on the negative things which happen, it bleeds over to everything else – including the all-important interpersonal interaction you have with others in your life.
Of course, I have not completely neglected this in the past – I posted about a similar concept in these posts on 5 Strategies to Fight Stress and 8 Habits of Mentally Strong People You Need to Know, and these are worth a read as well.
How to be Positive (and Happy)
I am linking below to an article titled “Stop Glossing Over the Good Stuff (How to be Positive and Happy) by Jason Lengstorf, the founder of Copter Labs, a small design and development firm based in Portland, OR.
Jason’s article was published as a guest post on Scrawny to Brawny, a website created by Dr. John Berardi, Nate Green, Craig Weller, and Calvin Buhler. This group is also associated with the nutrition and exercise coaching company Precision Nutrition, and you can read more about them at the S2B About Page.
Here is a quote from the start of Jason’s article which sets the tone perfectly:
As simple as it seems, taking the time to recognize the good stuff can have a huge positive impact on your relationships with colleagues, significant others, friends, and clients.
Jason goes on to talk about how even though he had a pretty awesome life, he tended towards a negative “complaining” style in his interactions and outlook.
And then… a simple conversation over dinner with colleagues changed everything.
Take some time today to read Jason’s article, and think about how you might empower yourself by deploying the one simple tip Jason learned.
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Don’t hit the “Pause Button” on checking this out, you may find you are REALLY glad you did this.
Committed to Your Health,