Healthy small business owners find ways to keep themselves motivated.
Mine is walking in circles around my home office.
Happiness inspires productivity.Running a business is hard work of course, but Achor argues that when it comes to productivity and happiness, we have it backwards.
He says we’re more productive when we start our work with a positive and happy mindset, and proposes a series of gratitude exercises over 21 days to re-train your brain towards positivity. I’ve actually asked a few of my clients to do before we get into serious (and seriously fun) brainstorming, and found it helpful for stretching mental muscles. Optimist or no, these are also great ways to recharge when you hit a midday sinker.
How to jump-start a positive mindset:
- Every day, write down 3 things you’re thankful for
- Exercise (just 30 min)
- Do a random act of kindness