Often we are ‘in our heads’ thinking about upcoming commitments, or worrying about the past. This continual worry and thinking adds stress to our daily lives. The ability to simply ‘be present’ seems an elusive state of being.
The “power of positive thinking” is a popular phrase but aside from a few moments of good feelings, what do we really gain? Positive thinking can be defined as positive imagery, positive self-talk or being optimistic and its power lies in the benefits it bestows upon our health, life, work and our future.
In today's fast paced environment, pausing to truly listening to others can feel like a drain on our time. But active, effective listening is crucial to our job performance and is key to reducing miscommunication and conflict in the workplace. With a conscious effort we can enhance our listening skills.