Recently I have been reading lots of books on positivity. This has not been because I’m down or depressed, on the contrary, but mainly because the more I immerse myself in these thoughts of being excellent, positive and happy, the more I feel it rubs off on everyone around me.
One little trick that I picked up this week from reading the superb Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin is how to constantly remind ourselves of our personal goals. The idea is that if we can constantly remind ourselves of our personal goals, by whatever medium or method, that these will begin to stick with us and focus our mind. Many people have resorted to sticking positive words around their office and home, but this week I found an even better and more personal solution.
Think about how many times you log into your computer or have to re-enter your password at school every day. For me this is quite a lot as I lock my machine every time I leave my desk. Due to this, I re-type the same word multiple times per day, hundreds of times per week. The constant repetition of this word begins to be almost automatic, becoming part of me, ingrained on my brain.
So what if I changed my password every Monday morning to be a word that I strived for that week? A word that signified my personal goal or target for the next 5 working days? If the Science is right, it should act as a subliminal message about 10 times per day, re-enforcing the message to myself.
What will your positive passwords be over the coming weeks? Inspirational, Focused, Determined, Happy, Supportive, Creative?