On a daily basis, it is hard to muster the positive outlook that fuels motivation and creativity. When we lose that positivity, burnout, and fatigue can quickly follow. How can we inject some optimism into our day? This two-minute exercise can help.
Each morning, finish the following three sentences (either on paper, out loud, or even in your head) before you turn on your computer or start your commute:
Today, I will focus on _____.
Today, I am grateful for _____.
Today, I will let go of _____.
Let’s make sure to be specific with the answers; writing that you’re grateful for your mom every day won’t help. Ultimately, we’re only awake for an average of 1,000 minutes each day. If we can invest just two of them to prime our brains for positivity, then we’ll be helping ensure the quality of the other 998 minutes.