Did you know that perhaps as many as half of all entrepreneurs have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Are you one of them?
At first glance, it would seem that the topics of positive thinking and ADD have nothing to do with one another. But many of us with ADD develop negative thinking patterns because we become frustrated by our challenges and frequent feelings of being overwhelmed. This negative outlook then makes it even harder for us to manage those challenges and move forward.
Practicing positive thinking allows people with ADD to focus on our strengths and accomplishments, which increasing happiness and motivation. This, in turn, allows us to spend more time making progress, and less time feeling down and stuck. The following tips provide practical suggestions that you can use to help you shift into more positive thinking patterns (of course, if you don’t have ADD, these tips will work for you, as well):
1. Take Good Care of Yourself
It’s much easier to be positive when you are eating well, exercising, and getting enough rest.
2. Remind Yourself of the Things You Are Grateful For
Stresses and challenges don’t seem quite as bad when you are constantly reminding yourself of the things that are right in life. Taking just 60 seconds a day to stop and appreciate the good things will make a huge difference. As for myself, mentally listing those things I’m thankful for is the last thing I do each day before shutting my eyes and going to sleep. I figure it makes for good dreams.