Thursday, February 4, 2016

Using Positive Energy

Negative thoughts create more unnecessary work for everyone, keeping us from focusing on what needs to be done and how to do it effectively.  Negativism can also drain creativity, weaken enthusiasm for doing a good job, increase fatigue and irritability, and encourage people to give up.  Giving up means feeling like a victim instead of taking responsibility and remaining proactive.

There are three areas of well-being that make each of us who we are: our physical self, our intellectual self, and our emotional self.  It is our responsibility to keep ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally healthy. We may be able to eliminate some negative feelings simply by taking good care of ourselves and living a more balanced life.

To work smarter and better, we need to set aside the time to take care of ourselves. Create a healthy balance of exercise, sufficient sleep, good eating habits and positive thinking.  Making the commitment to these activities now will lead to a payoff of better health as well as productivity.

Until next time...

Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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