The Power of Positive Thinking may well be very clichéd but if you stop and really think about this one for a minute, it is incredibly important. I am talking about mindset and having a positive one instead of wallowing in a negative one. Your mindset shapes how you respond to things and awareness of where yours is set is the first step in shifting yours to a more positive, productive and rewarding head space.
There is no doubt that the stuff that we all have going on in all of our lives can sometimes overwhelm us and drag us down… none of us are immune to this. It can impact those around us and our relationships in our personal and professional lives.
As recruiters we get exposed to a lot: the good, the bad and the ugly (queue music). We work with and support candidates at all levels of experience, skill level, confidence and motivation. We work with, and support clients, all of which are at different stages in either growth or decline, transformation or change, positive cultures or ones where there is plenty of room for improvement. We have borne witness to candidates and clients transform from one level to the next, either up or down that scale. One of the key fundamentals to transformation, growth or transition is a willingness and openness to change, so it is important to ensure that your head is in the right place to begin with. So, when I stumbled across this great article during the week that teaches us how to recalibrate our thinking: How to Train Your Brain to Go Positive Instead of Negative written by Loretta Breuning PhD and author of the ‘Habits of a Happy Brain’ and ‘The Science of Positivity’ I thought that it was too good not to share. It talks about building ourselves a positivity circuit, setting realistic expectations and taking control so you always get to choose your next step.
Yale are even offering a course on how to be happier in your daily life.
These are all great places to start when you feel stuck in a rut or are dealing with change or looming transformation to get your attitude and head in the right place to make that transition. Another exercise I love people to do is to complete the Authentic Happiness survey. This questionnaire is made up of 240 questions asking you if you are more or less like something. From this data it maps out and places in order, your top 24 personal character traits to give you some insight into what makes you who you are who you are.
Subscribing to various positive sites (eg. Mindsetgym and TheHappyNews found on instagram) spruiking inspirational messages for your daily dose could be just the prod that you need to face that day’s challenges with a better mindset. Current Affairs and News broadcasts can drag you down but visit this podcast or read the book ‘Factfulness – Ten reasons we’re wrong about the world and why things are better than you think’ by Hans and Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund and you’ll discover that the world is not all bad.
Just remember what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!
Have a great week!
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A Word From The Temp Desk:
Last week everyone was back into the swing of things after a weird mix of public holidays. Last week it was like organisations were on steroids and growing at rapid paces as roles flowed through the doors. We had plenty of Temp roles coming in and it was great to get lots of Temp Professionals out into the field.
The last of our Temp Easter visits were completed and it was great to see the last of our hard-working Temps come back into work after short breaks over Easter and Anzac Day.
A big thank you to all our hard-working Temp Professionals who continue to excel in their roles at all the different organisations that we work with. The feedback we have from clients is beyond amazing and it is always my favourite thing on a Friday afternoon hearing all the great things clients have to say about our wonderful Temps.
Let’s keep working hard and kicking goals!
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