We had asked Monique Rider, a local life coach, to facilitate a discussion about dealing with change and these TETs (tough economic times), since most libraries in Arizona have really been hit hard. It was a really great discussion, and I think everyone came away feeling a bit more positive and determined to be a change leader (pdf).
One of Monique's suggestions for staying positive was to keep a gratitude list - every day, list 3 things for which you're grateful. I've heard this before, but I've decided that I'm going to actually do it. Every day, I'll post 3 things that make me feel grateful or positive. We'll see how long I can keep it up.
Here is my list for today:
- I'm grateful for having sick time, so I don't have to drag myself in to work when I'm not feeling well.
- For awakening to the chorus of birds outside.
- For Lemon Zinger tea!
I encourage all of you to do this as well. I don't know anyone who isn't feeling a little anxious right now, and we could all use a little positive thinking. What are you grateful for? Feel free to share in the comments!