Let’s continue our discussion on Attitude as we say farewell to 2020 and open the doors of hope and promise for 2021.
2020 has been a year of many losses…loss of loved ones, loss of employment, or loss of health. But, it doesn’t have to continue this way.
Today, I read an article in Forbes Magazine by author Dr. Bryan Robinson, who stated, “Neuroscientists have discovered that Mother Nature hardwired us with a negativity bias for survival. It’s a fact. As psychologist Rick Hanson said, “The brain is like Velcro for negative experiences but Teflon for positive ones.” Dr. Robinson continues, “that’s because our negativity bias has a longer shelf life than positivity, we tend to overestimate threats and underestimate our ability to overcome them. When negativity like the pandemic strikes, our power comes in the way we respond to it.”
How we respond is our attitude. We can either say the glass is half full or half empty but I employ you to live as it is “half full. I believe that life is a stage, so enjoy the improvising.
We don’t have to always get it right the first time, but as we learn for our ups and downs…find quiet time for reflection, we CAN adjust our attitude and map out hope for a better tomorrow.
Our attitudes begin with our thoughts. Here are 3 ways you can map out good thoughts for a better attitude as we ring in 2021:
1. Be still…as you design your roadmap, find a peaceful chair, quiet room or walk in nature to look inward.
2. Be grateful…be grateful for breath, for sight, for family and loved ones. Be grateful for one more day.
3. Thirdly, be a drum major…lead from the front, share with others and remember to give back.
As we ring out 2020, I am so thankful for you (joining me for a few minutes each Sunday to share some nuggets of life).
With a new year, comes new and exciting endeavors…join me next Sunday, in 2021 to hear more.
Until we meet again…