If you played any type of team sport in school or if your workplace frequently holds employee motivational sessions, you’ve probably heard how important your mindset is. Mind over matter, glass half full, and manifest your positive outcome are all sayings you’ve heard more times than you can count. While these sayings are right about how important positive thinking is, the team at Kip & King Marketing would like to take Positive Thinking Day, which falls on September 13th, to pitch a different way of positive thinking to you. In our office, we live by the quote, “People who wonder if the glass is half empty or full miss the point. The glass is refillable.”

Being optimistic and thinking positively is a full-time job that takes a conscious effort. And you won’t excel at it every day, and that’s okay. Take time to refill your glass when you need to, and be kind to yourself because it can be hard to stay positive. Knowing that now is a hard time to stay positive is why it is even more important to put effort into doing so. Thinking negatively too often can have a negative impact on your mental health and, consequently, your life.

Train yourself to see the silver lining in all situations, and do your best with the hand you were dealt. By taking the time to see these positives in all situations, you’ll retrain your brain to lead to a happier and healthier you. Not only that, but studies have found that you can actually prolong your life if you spend the majority of your time happy and optimistic.

So what should you do when it gets too hard to stay positive? First, take a moment and acknowledge that whatever happened doesn’t make you happy. Just because you’re staying positive does not mean you cannot feel negative emotions when something happens. All it means is that you won’t dwell on those negative feelings. After you acknowledge your initial reaction to the situation, try to find two to five good things resulting from the situation. Next, take a good look at the people you surround yourself with in your life. If everyone around you is negative, that is going to not only have an adverse effect on you, but it will be nearly impossible for you to stay positive.

At Kip & King Marketing, we understand the importance of not only staying positive in the office but also staying positive in everything we do. We believe that looking at the bright side helps us help our clients to the best of our ability. For more information on the services we offer, call us at (337)330-2244.