Click above to read the article from the Forbes Coaches.
This article lists helpful ways to increase our positive thinking in our daily lives for anyone suffering from depression, self-doubt, low productivity, et cetera.
My favorites are "make it 1% better" and "do 15 minutes a day of conscious value".
I often feel like counselling clients are overwhelmed in feeling like they have a limited number of weeks to "fix" their problems. Frustration can occur if a client feels like no change is being made. "How can you make it just 1% better?" is a great question to ask yourself when you're feeling bombarded. Simplifying and working on very small changes is often the best approach to make lasting bigger changes in our mental health overtime.
I love the term "conscious value", because it can encompass such a wide variety of things and is changeable. While some days "conscious value" may be a glass of wine with a friend, another day it may be sitting in silence, the next it may be organizing your house, and the next it may be volunteering in a role that benefits society. "Conscious value" differs so much from person to person, and I feel it is really important to devote a few minutes each day to yourself to cultivate growth. Just 15 minutes a day is almost always possible.