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Start The New Year With a Positive Mindset: Try These 10 Tips

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It’s not too late to start the new year off with a more positive outlook on life. You can start making changes to your attitude today with the help of tips from people who have already done it:

1) “The best thing you can do for yourself is acknowledge your personal and professional wins and be thankful for them,” said Lauren Foster, the founder and CEO of Stretch Recipes Inc.

“Sometimes, we tend to spend several hours driving the ship and forget that while everything doesn’t and can not go according to plan, we have accomplished so much. Count the wins, write them down, and most importantly, be thankful for them.”

2) Allen Klein, author of the upcoming book “You Can’t Ruin My Day,” said in an email that women can choose to be happy. For example, when something upsetting occurs, women can change their thoughts toward the situation.

Women have to ask themselves whether they want to be right or happy. If they want to be happy, then in annoying situations they can choose to be peaceful, grateful and forgiving. They can also “make happiness a priority,” and “choose to embrace the situation instead of cursing it.”

3) “Create yourself a vision board of where you want to be by the end of the year, make it shine, make it something you’re excited about, and hang it in a space where you see it when waking up, as well as before going to bed,” said Arthur Kaptein, a career development consultant and author of “Ultimate Brainstorming.”

4) Kristin Deiss, a Reiki master and certified yoga teacher, decided last year to wake up like a Disney princess every morning. “Every morning when I woke up, I consciously made the decision to stretch, smile, and get myself pumped for the day. Every morning I thought to myself, ‘anything is possible. Today might be the best day of my life.’”

Deiss went on to explain, “Thinking this way really made me excited for my life - even in the monotony of everyday tasks I was able to find excitement and real gratitude for being alive. Not knowing what was waiting for me around the corner brought such a special and magical nature to being alive, that it really kept me both present and positive.”

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EmpowHER Guest

Thanks for including my tip (#2) from You Can't Ruin My Day (Viva Editions, 2015) I really appreciate it.
Allen Klein, author/speaker

January 20, 2015 - 10:28am
HERWriter (reply to Anonymous)

Thank you for sharing your advice with EmpowHER! :)

January 22, 2015 - 8:35pm
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