Boost your productivity with positive thoughts

Executing on Plans / December 30, 2013 / Kristie

Thinking positively is beneficial to building relationships, improving communication and making life generally more enjoyable. But did you ever think that positive thinking could improve your productivity and and help you build skills? An Article on Lifehacker by James Clear titled The Science of Positive Thinking: How Positive Thoughts Build Skills, Boost Health, and Improve Work suggests with evidence that this is true.


Focus on a time when you were in a really good mood and feeling very positive. You probably noticed that you felt more energetic about what you had to do that day, communicating with people flowed easily and you were more open to new ideas. Now think about a time when you were in a bad mood or a negative mindset. Things probably seemed more difficult than normal, communicating with people was frustrating, and you felt more resistance towards having to do something a different way.

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James Clear explains that the reason things seem easier when we’re thinking positively is because “positive emotions broaden your sense of possibility and open your mind up to more options.” He also explains that negative thoughts effect us “by shutting off the outside world and limiting the options you see around you.” Positive thinking helps to build skills like problem solving, while negative thinking stumps us from learning or growing.positive_thinking[1]

In order to be successful in life, especially in business, it’s important to be positive in order to be a good leader. A positive mentality helps you develop new ideas, solve issues, and manage other people. When you’re happy, work doesn’t seem so much like work. Time goes by faster, and things become easier as you’re more open to taking on new challenges.

Become more productive and efficient by making the conscious decision to think positively. Your tasks and projects will seem easier, get done faster, and you’ll feel more energetic going about your day.

And remember to smile because people notice. 🙂
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