Promoting Positivity in our Current Environment

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Here we are nearly five months into the school year and the number of COVID cases are increasing which may feel as though we are on a merry-go-round, going around and around and getting nowhere! In this type of environment, how do we stay motivated and live our lives with positivity and initiative? How about trying the following either by yourself or within your classroom?

Positive Mindset

Positive thinking can stimulate energy and excitement in a person to try new things and approach challenges with a positive outlook. It doesn’t mean that you will not have failures, however, setbacks are always part of a journey towards attaining your goals and an opportunity to learn. Take some time to reflect on what was behind the set-back and make adjustments to your plan. The path to success is rarely a straight line and you can take the experience and become stronger each time you decide to get back up… Remember that the word FAIL is the acronym for First Attempt In Learning.

Positive Self-Talk

Many of us grew up with the children’s story of “The Little Engine That Could”. This book is a great example of how the optimistic self-talk of the phrase “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.” turned into dedication, hard work, and success of reaching the predetermined goal. Try starting your day off by recognizing your accomplishments, giving thanks for the things that went right, and your aspirations for the day, week, month, or year. In fact, why not write them down to remind yourself and revisit daily to keep focused on your future desired triumphs.

Positive Reinforcement

You don’t have to do this alone. Ask for help by finding sources of support with people who have travelled your journey and had success. Find an online group, online community, or online friends where you can network and celebrate each other’s accomplishments. Many give up too soon, just short of taking the step that launches them towards the last defining moment that brings happiness. Encourage yourself and each other to take inventory of personal strengths that can assist with achieving a set goal rather than focusing on what you’re not good at. Leverage the positive by mentoring people who are not as far along in the journey as you are and help them. If you are having trouble identifying your gifts, they will help you.

It’s all a matter of perspective as this is not going to be a new normal, but rather a “new now”, where things will continue to shift and change.

Quote: One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day

We at Flashpoint Training aim to keep an open mind and promote flexibility, adaptability, perseverance, and transparency.  With our extensive expertise in change management combined with experience guiding organizations (and their people) through change, we have applied and adapted the building blocks of Bridges’ Transition Model to create content geared towards students.

Our new online offering: Returning to School – Transition to the New Now is now available. This session will help students adjust to school by understanding the symptoms of change and transition which will help them to accept and support it, rather than resist and oppose it.  To request a quote or book an appointment to discuss The New Now, simply give us a call or send us an email. We are here to support you.

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