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Learn to Stay Positive

Jan 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Learning to stay positive in an ever-changing world of negativity in the media, stomach day-to-day struggles of being in business and the uncertainty of tomorrow seems to be quite the challenge.

Making every day more pleasant and productive happens with the right attitude. And in my opinion, it also helps to have a little wine and chocolate on hand. I hope the following hints help you:

Simply Smile. A smile has great power to boost our mood as well as lift the spirits of others. Remember: it takes more muscles to frown than to smile.

Have a Laugh. Keep up your good humor by watching upbeat movies and sharing jokes with others. A good belly laugh really is good medicine. Just try it. I know you’ll feel much better — physically and mentally.

Reward Yourself. Devote some time each day to an activity you look forward to. Everyone needs a little “me” time in the day — do it and don’t feel guilty.

Rest Easy. While this is good in theory, most people in the towing industry do not get a good night’s sleep. Getting plenty of sleep helps to recharge your batteries. Taking a few minutes at your desk to do some deep-breathing exercises, shoulder rolling and even closing your eyes for a few minutes does wonders. Guess what? A cat, on average, sleeps 16 hours a day … you certainly can take a few minutes for your own catnap.

Count Your Blessings. Keep things in perspective and focus on the good things in your life. My mother often said that if you took a roomful of people and threw all of their troubles in the center of the room, you would always pull your own troubles out. Start counting — you’ll be surprised by the total at the end of the day.

Feel Proud. Take pride in your work and know that what you do makes a difference. Enough said.

Show the Way. Be a role model for others by demonstrating a positive attitude. Your enthusiasm will spread, brightening everyone’s day. It’s true — being positive and seeing the glass as half full brings out the best in yourself and others.