Here at Professionals in Pearls we knew we wanted to create an online office that could provide the tools young adults need to be successful; however, the path to success will always start with you.
Do you have that friend in your life that is always happy? What if we told you that with a little work you can change your attitude, outlook, and expectations so you can be too?! We know what you’re thinking…. these women are crazy! Trust us, we promise we’re not. Start with changing your mindset by kicking negative people out of your life and surrounding yourself with positive energy!
Being an adult means you choose who is in your life.
While growing up, many of the people you spend time with is due to requirements from school and family. Ever had that Uncle you don’t like that just puts you in a bad mood by being around him? Ask yourself why do you allow him to negatively affect you? Now is the time to filter out those negative Nancy’s and choose to only have those people you want in your life. Removing negative or toxic people will allow you to be happy and stress free! Don’t allow others to project their negativity onto your life. Instead, surround yourself with people who support you and make a positive impact on your life!
“Only hang around people that are positive and make you feel good. Anybody who doesn’t make you feel good, kick them to the curb. And the earlier you start in your life the better.” – Amy Poehler
Be positive and confident!
In most cases we cannot control the world around us, but we can control how we perceive it. Being positive is a skill you can learn and develop over time. First, try replacing negative thoughts with positive ones. Next, stop focusing on what you don’t have and start appreciating what you do. Instead of being jealous of other people’s lives, celebrate them for their achievements. Finally, be confident in the decisions you make and stop questioning them. If you cannot appreciate yourself and your decisions, how do you expect others to? Being positive may seem like a difficult thing to achieve, but know that everything starts from within. Remember, positive people receive positive experiences.
TIP! Jessica’s favorite way of being more positive is with hypnotherapy and meditation. Give yourself 15 minutes a day for just you! Jessica uses the time before she falls asleep as anti-screen time with no cellphone, TV or noise. This allows her to focus only on her breathing and relieves stress.
Leave work at work.
Work affects us more than we realize. Yes, we know work is necessary to live comfortably but ask yourself are you living so you can work, or working so you can live. Work may be your passion or it maybe it’s just a job for now, but it is required (you know since rent cost money and stuff…). The thing to remember is once you walk out of the office it’s your time to spend with friends, family and on your hobbies! In twenty years our memories are not going to be filled with that Monday morning meeting, but instead with the fun times you spent with your loved ones. Don’t bring your stress home with you; leave it at work where it belongs!
TIP! Lauren’s favorite way to leave work behind is by reading and having a weekly facial mask! It is important to have a way to de-stress after a long day of work. Reading helps her escape into a different world, and her facial masks give her a weekly ritual to look forward to!
This week try to go as long as possible without complaining! Each time you hear a complaint or negative thought just think of your favorite place, person or memory to replace it! Report back and let us know how your experiment goes!
Remember to surround yourself with positive people, make an effort to change your attitude and don’t think about work once you leave the office!