"Who's the boss?" 10 methods to start exercising power (time management, goal setting, record tracking)
Positive thinking and attention deficit disorder (ADD) could appear to have no connection to one another at first glance. But since we frequently feel overwhelmed and get annoyed by our issues, many of us with ADD start to think negatively. This pessimistic view, therefore, makes it even more difficult for us to handle those difficulties and advance.
Positive thinking techniques help persons with ADD concentrate on their talents and successes, which boosts motivation and enjoyment. As a result, we can spend more time moving forward and less time feeling depressed and stuck. You can use the following advice to help you change your thinking patterns to more optimistic ones:
1. Look after yourself well.
When you are eating well, exercising, and getting adequate sleep, it is much simpler to be optimistic.
2. Continually remind yourself of your blessings.
Stresses and difficulties don't seem as bad when you constantly remind yourself of life's positive aspects. Simply pausing for 60 seconds each day to acknowledge the positive things will have a profound impact.
3. Avoid making assumptions and instead look for the evidence.
We occasionally believe that we know what other people are thinking out of fear of not being liked or accepted, but such anxieties are mostly unfounded. Speak up and ask them if you suspect that something you did cause a friend or family member's bad mood or that your coworkers are secretly talking about you behind your back. Unless you have concrete evidence that there is cause for concern, don't waste time worrying that you did something wrong.
4. Avoid making absolute statements.
Have you ever said, "You're always late!" or, "You never call me," to a friend or partner?
Absolute statements such as "always" and "never" make the situation appear worse than it actually is and train your brain to believe that specific people are not capable of delivering.
5. Disengage from unfavourable ideas.
If you don't judge your thoughts, you won't allow them to control you in any way. When you catch yourself having a negative thought, step back, observe it, and don't let it control you.
6. Get rid of the "ANTs."
Dr. Daniel Amen writes in his book "Change Your Brain, Change Your Life" about "ANTs," or automatic negative thoughts. These are the negative, reactionary thoughts, such as "The boss wants to see me?" or "Those people are laughing; they must be talking about me." It must be awful! When you catch yourself having these thoughts, identify them as the ANTs that they are and squash them!
7. Put loving, touching, and squeezing into practice (with Your Friends and Family)
The advantages of a nice embrace can be understood by everyone, regardless of expertise. Positive physical interaction with friends, family, and even pets is a quick mood booster. In one study on the subject, a waitress gave some of her customers their checks while touching them on the arm. These customers gave her larger tips than the ones she didn't touch.
8. Intensify your social life
Loneliness can be reduced by increased social interaction. You will benefit from being around healthy, happy people because of their wonderful energy!
9. Help others by volunteering for a cause or an organization.
Everyone enjoys themselves after assisting. You can provide your time, money, or resources as a volunteer. You will attract more positive energy into your life as you push more of it out into the universe.
10. Prevent Rumination by Using Pattern Interrupts
Breaking your routine and forcing yourself to do something completely different is a terrific method to quit ruminating if you see yourself doing it. Rumination is similar to obsessively dwelling on something bad. It's never used because it's just excessive concern; it's neither logical or problem-focused. Try altering your immediate surroundings by taking a stroll or sitting outside. A buddy may be called, a book could be picked up, or music could be played.
The importance of procedure in the business sector is almost religious. Knowing what has to be done is the cornerstone of productivity, but real productivity also requires contact and mental stability. There are some who appear to do well even under duress, but they are rare, and we are all flawed human beings. Stress, for example, is a minor irritation that won't help us with our issues. Admitting that we're becoming workaholics sometimes requires more courage than telling ourselves that we're not doing our best.