Welcome to another exciting dive into the FISH! Philosophy, where we believe in the power of choosing your attitude. Just like a captain steers a ship, you have the helm of your attitude. But how do you navigate through the choppy waters of daily life while maintaining a positive outlook? Here are five action items to help you anchor in positivity:
1) Write Your Attitude Down:
Each morning, as the sun peeks through your window, remember you have a beautiful choice – the choice of your attitude. Before the day’s hustle begins, take a moment to write down your desired attitude. It could be “Today, I choose joy,” or “I am patient and understanding.” This act is like setting your sails in the direction you wish to go. Remember, you choose your attitude the moment you wake up. Is it a conscious choice, or are you on autopilot?
FISH! tip – Keep a whiteboard marker by your mirror in the bathroom. Write down the attitude you want to choose and any meta-reminders for your daily mindset!
2) Check Your Attitude Throughout the Day:
As the day unfolds, pause and reflect. Ask yourself, “Who do I want to be today? What impact do I want to have?” This self-check is like glancing at your compass to ensure you’re still on course. When you are aware of your choice, you control your attitude – it doesn’t control you.
FISH! tip – Set alarms or reminders on your phone with calls to action like – Focus on the good! Embrace the silence!
3) Plan Ahead for Situations that Test Your Attitude:
We all face storms. Anticipate situations that might challenge your positive attitude and plan your response. This doesn’t mean avoiding challenges, but rather preparing your mindset to handle them gracefully.
FISH! tip – Plan an evening reflection time. Before you go to sleep every night, spend 5 minutes looking at your calendar or to do list. If you get a negative feeling, a rumble in your gut, when thinking about any thing for tomorrow, take a moment and think through why you feel this way. Identify what you can do about it, make a simple plan of attack, and put it out of your mind!
4) List What You’re Grateful For:
Gratitude is the buoy that keeps you afloat even on your toughest days. Regularly jot down things you’re thankful for. This practice shifts your focus from what’s going wrong to the abundance of what’s going right.
FISH! tip – Have your list of gratitude handy on your phone. When you are feeling frustrated or down, take a look at it to remember the things that matter the most to you.
5) Look for the Best (You’ll Find It Everywhere):
Like a treasure hunter, actively seek out the positive in people and situations. It’s there, sometimes hidden beneath the surface. When you start looking for the best, you’ll be amazed at how much good you’ll find.
FISH! tip – Start with yourself! Remember your strengths and focus on them.
Every day is a new voyage, and with these action items, you’re well-equipped to sail towards a horizon of positivity. Remember, the attitude you adopt not only influences your day but also ripples out to those around you, making a profound impact. So, set your sails, check your compass, and embark on today’s journey with the attitude that best represents who you are and who you aspire to be. 🌟💙🌊
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