People live up to your expectations. Communicate a higher potential for someone than they believe to be true for themselves. Then watch the magic to happen.
The menials of a To Do List may distract you from larger more meaningful outcomes. A more focused Results List will require things to get done while putting a priority on a purposeful outcome.
(even our challenges because it could always be worse)
Gratitude helps encourage positive emotions; enhance good experiences; improve health; deal with adversity and build healthier relationships. Making a negative situation unrealistically positive is unnecessary. Just find a positive aspect to help make it more acceptable.
Thoughts only become powerful when they have emotion behind them. If it is a negative thought, take away that power of emotion. Better yet, think it all the way through and understand the reason for the feeling. By understanding it, you can bring consciousness to it and change it.
Or do yoga, or play hopscotch… Anything that creates balance. We don’t lose our balance because we age. We lose it because we quit using it. Find simple ways daily to build those balance muscles.
Listening without offering advice or an argument is called Active Listening. This indicates respect for the thoughts and feelings of the other person. To do so, stay present without jumping ahead to solutions or conclusions. Watch magic happen.