As Business Coach and Mentor, I often ask my Clients, “So What is the Best Version of Yourself?”

You don’t know…nor do I.  I don’t know what the best version of myself is. I am unlikely to know what the best version of you is. 

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3 Ways to Rewire your Brain

A positive attitude is the key to living a successful and happy life. So why does it feel like our brains are so good at focusing on negative situations?

Whether you realise it or not, the negative experience in your life have influenced your thoughts and decisions. This is because our brains learn from difficult situations and unconsciously stores these experiences.

In some instances, this negative bias can be useful, for example, think of the first time you burnt your hand on a hot stove. The searing pain embedded the experience in your mind, in turn, you learnt to keep your hands at a safe distance from the hot stove in the future.

However, the problem with this bias is that not all negative experiences are as simple.

Furthermore, if we place too much attention on negativity our perception of the world can become unhealthy and narrow. Continually focusing on negative thoughts can hinder our ability to live a happy and positive life.

Fortunately, our brains can be rewired to look for the lesson in every situation and to focus on positivity. We can train our mind to break out of negative spirals and empower our thoughts to work for us, not against us.

Here are 3 techniques to rewire your brain for positivity: 

1. Train your Thoughts 

👉 Our brains have roughly 70,000 thoughts a day and not all of these are positive or useful.

As such, reframing your brain for positivity starts simply by watching your thoughts.

What patterns are emerging? Can you see any negative thoughts that play on loop? Are there any limiting beliefs that continually arise?

Identify the thoughts and beliefs that are shaping your daily life and note them down.

Next, it’s time to take control of your thoughts and release any recurring negativity. This can be done by shifting your focus: when you feel your thoughts slipping into a negative spiral, bring them back to centre and change the pattern by shifting your focus to the good things in your life and about yourself.

Similarly, you can actively challenge limiting beliefs by scanning for positivity. Notice three things each day that are positive about you and your abilities.

Make this list daily and train your brain to focus on the small wins.

When you understand your thoughts, you are able to break out of the cycle of negativity, allowing you to focus on the positive aspects of yourself and your life.

2. Talk the Talk 

Positive affirmations are simple but impactful statements.

👉 They are spoken out loud and repeated daily to uplift and motivate you.

These affirmations can boost your positivity and empower you to focus on opportunities, not obstacles. They allow you to bring positivity into the present.

A daily affirmation that you can repeat each morning can be something simple like “I am positive and I will have a great day today”.

Once it has become part of your daily truth, try adding more daily affirmations to repeat each morning to empower you each day. Positive affirmations train your brain to focus on your potential, as they require your brain to dwell in positive, self-affirming thoughts.

3. Follow up with Actions 

Smiling when you’re feeling low or unhappy helps improve your mood and can increase positive thoughts. Similarly, practising power poses can increase your feelings of confidence.

This tells us that our actions, as well as our thoughts, impact our overall positivity. When you feel stress or negativity creeping into your daily life, you can practise simple actions, like smiling or power poses to help elicit a positive response in your brain.

The way you carry yourself externally can help ‘trick’ your brain, so even if you aren’t feeling your best, you have the power to turn your mood around with a simple smile.

Everyone has the power to break out of negativity and let positivity to be their default setting. When your thoughts, self-talk and actions are all working together you can rewire your brain for lasting positivity.

You can train your brain to look for the best in difficult circumstances and allow yourself to live a happier and more fulfilling life.

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Happy New Year 2021

What Will your New Year’s Resolutions Be? – A Business Coach and Mentor’s Perspective

While New Year’s resolutions are very easy to make, they’re a lot harder to keep up. So I thought I’d help you out by providing some tips on the subject of making New Year’s resolutions.

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Get in a Routine – Form a Habit – Part 2

Note: This is the final part of our the article “Get in a Routine – Form a Habit”. If you haven’t read Part 1, check it out here.

This pandemic has created an unsettled nature of its own, this experience makes it challenging to ground into a new routine or get started on bold ambitions.

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Things You Can do to Make Your Life Better while Physically Isolated – Part 4 of 4

Note: This article is the final part of our series “Things You can do Make Your Life Better while physically Isolated”. If you haven’t read the previous posts, check out Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3.

This COVID-19 crisis has radically changed our lives. Just a few months ago, we had no idea our ‘world’ would be confined to our homes!

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Things You Can do to Make Your Life Better while Physically Isolated – Part 3 of 4

Note: this article is a continuation of our series “Things You can do Make Your Life Better while physically Isolated”. If you haven’t read the previous posts, check out Part 1 and Part 2.

This COVID-19 crisis has radically changed our lives. Just a few months ago, we had no idea our ‘world’ would be confined to our homes!

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Things You Can do to Make Your Life Better while Physically Isolated – Part 2 of 4

Note: this article is a continuation of our series “Things You can do Make Your Life Better while physically Isolated”. If you haven’t read Part 1, check it out here.

This COVID-19 crisis has radically changed our lives. Just a few months ago, we had no idea our ‘world’ would be confined to our homes! This crisis is a powerful reminder of how important freedom is – and how much we need human connection!

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