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6 Tips to Train Your Brain to Be More Positive

6 Tips to Train Your Brain to Be More Positive

There’s a lot going on in the world right now. Between the news, the community and our personal lives, it can be pretty easy to get overwhelmed, stressed out and even upset. As human beings, our automatic reaction doesn’t always lean in the most positive direction.

How can you live an altruistic lifestyle when negativity is on your mind? Today we've got the answers as we share six tips to help train your brain to be more positive.

1. Start your day off right.
The best way to start your day off right is by making sure you take time to ease into the day and really prepare. Have a moment of quiet time in the morning by relaxing, meditating or just thinking through your day and positive life moments. Take some time to physically, emotionally and mentally prepare for the day. And of course, eat breakfast. When you start your day off on a high note, the day will feel better overall, which leads to more positive thinking.

2. Make a gratitude list.
Be positive by maintaining an attitude of gratitude. Take some time to sit down and consider the things in your life you are truly grateful for. Once your list is compiled, find a safe place to keep it where you can see it consistently. For example, on your phone, at your desk at work or on a bookmark. Read through the list as often as you can to remind yourself of all the good things in your life and maintain a positive mindset.

3. Rework your response.
When something challenging or difficult happens in our lives, it’s easy to immediately respond negatively. Instead, rewire your brain by making a conscious effort to rework every negative response you have. For instance, instead of thinking, “Wow, I hate having to work late,” consider, “This is building up my experience for better opportunities later on.” By immediately changing your negative response into a positive one, you inherently rewire your brain to think positively rather than the alternative.

4. Stay active.
Too much idle time can result in opportunity for a downtrodden mindset. Instead, stay active and engaged with different activities and hobbies. Find things you enjoy to fill your time and thoughts with positive moments. If you’re more of a laid back person, you can still keep your mind active by reading books, playing games or even taking up writing. When you feel negative thoughts coming on, finding a positive outlet is a great way to channel them in a new direction.

5. Take care of yourself.
How can your brain be positive if your body doesn’t feel that way? Taking care of yourself physically, emotionally and mentally are vital to living a positive lifestyle. Make sure to eat healthy, get exercise and build joyful relationships with loved ones for a life you can feel good about. When you feel good, chances are your brain will follow suit with more positive ideas.

6. Support others.
Finally, when we give to others, we find joy in our own lives. Support others in your community by volunteering for causes you care about or donating to local nonprofit organizations. Supporting others is the ultimate way to give love, which you in turn receive. And when we put good out into the world, our brains reprogram to feel good and think good thoughts.

If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, start by reprogramming your brain to think more positively. Try out these six tips to focus your thoughts and train your brain to be more positive. When we think positive, we send positivity out into the world for others to enjoy as well.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

Dear Clients & Supporters,

As you may have heard, our office in Pueblo was maliciously vandalized by an unidentified gunman, just after midnight on the evening of June 2nd.

Footage from our security cameras shows an initially calm scene, before what appears to be a man walking by nonchalantly, hands tucked in pockets, suddenly stopping and turning to withdraw a firearm. The gunman then starts dashing, firing shot after shot directly at our storefront.

This person and their weapon have caused immense harm. Financially, the estimated damage exceeds $25,000. The same bullets that shattered glass and pierced through walls have wounded our hearts. However, the cost of this emotional damage cannot be measured in dollars. If there is a silver lining, it’s that nobody was physically hurt - or worse. For that, we’re eternally grateful.

To be clear, this individual and this destructive act, are not linked to the Black Lives Matter movement or protests of any kind. Unfortunately, we believe this anger to be rooted locally in a conflict between a tenant and their disgruntled clients.

In the wake of the ongoing pandemic and riots spurred by civil unrest nationwide, we know things are uncomfortable right now. We know people are upset and hurting. We're hurting too.

As much as it pains us to board up these windows and doors and close our building, we have no other choice but to do so until we can get them fixed. Despite our office being closed, rest assured, we are still working.

While the need for our services grows, so does our need for your support. In fact, we need you now more than ever. Whether it's time or a monetary donation, anything you can do to help us continue promoting healthy, vibrant neighborhoods across Southern Colorado is not only sincerely appreciated; it's vital to actualizing our mutual goals as a community. You can make your contribution, securely and conveniently online at https://nwsoco.org/how-to-help/donate.html or to submit interest in volunteering please visit https://nwsoco.org/how-to-help/volunteer.html.

We want you to know, we will be back, and we will continue to fight for a better Southern Colorado. To get there, more of us need to change. Amidst these changes, one thing will remain certain: our commitment to serving you and the entire Southern Colorado community.

The pain we feel now will pass, just like the time we have with those we love. Remember to take care of each other. If this unprecedented time has taught us anything, it’s that we need each other more than we could have ever known.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

A Message about Our Services in Light of Coronavirus (COVID-19) – UPDATED 06/09/2020

NeighborWorks Southern Colorado cares about the health and safety of our customers, staff, and community partners. Out of an abundance of caution, we are suspending in-person workshops and counseling appointments temporarily. We will continue to provide homebuyer education and counseling services virtually, and you can reach our employees by phone or email. We will not be receiving visitors to our office until further notice.

We are in the process of contacting customers registered for our Homebuyer Education Workshops or scheduled for an in-person counseling appointment to make other arrangements. If you need to reach us, please call (719) 544-8078.

We are monitoring the news closely and taking advantage of this time to do updates and upgrades to our building to better serve you when we re-open; we will post updates about our services to this website. Thank you for choosing NeighborWorks Southern Colorado as your trusted partner and first choice for homebuyer resources in Southern Colorado.

06/09/2020

Please take precautionary measures... Be safe and stay healthy

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