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 recommended by Harvard Business Review can help. The book, “The Morning Miracle” details the need for a morning ritual. Adding this exercise to a morning ritual, or even using it to start one, can add positivity to your day. Each morning, finish the following three sentences. It doesn’t matter if you write it down, say it out loud, or just think it in your head. What does matter is that you do it before getting inundated with emails or news. Do it 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 _____.
Make sure to be specific with your answers; using the same answers each day won’t help. Ultimately, we’re only awake for an average of 1,000 minutes each day. If we can invest just two of them to prime our brains for positivity, then we’ll be helping ensure the quality of other 998 minutes.
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