Mental Focus Challenge: Day 5

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“When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.” — Paulo Coelho

It’s Day 5 of the Mental Focus Challenge! I hope you realized the benefits of meditating yesterday. Do you feel more calm and focused? Keep meditating everyday so you get better! Today we’re going to focus on something similar to meditation: Positive energy.

Focused positive energy can increase your productivity by 25%. Positivity creates a more collaborative and work-friendly environment. You’ll focus more on the task at hand when you feel positive, not to mention more passionate about the work you’re doing.

Challenge of the Day: Block Out Negative Energy

Have you ever worked on something that you didn’t want to? I’m sure you frequently checked your phone and avoided the actual task. Negative energy can kill your focus and lead to procrastination.

Today’s challenge is to block out all negative thoughts. Focus on positive energy and only let that into your mind. Here are a few ways to block out negativity:

  • Momentarily step away from what’s causing this negativity.
  • Write down everything you’re grateful for. Keep this at your desk.
  • Think about the positive outcomes of the task at hand.
  • Write down your negative thoughts and throw them in the trash.
  • Look at pictures of your loved ones.

App of the Day: Happify (iOS | Android)

Happify is the best app for bringing positive energy into your life. In fact, 86% of people who use Happify report feeling better about their lives in just two months!

You can play scientifically developed games that’ll make you feel happier, partake in guided meditation and train your brain to overcome negative thoughts. This app tracks your happiness progress and makes sure you’re heading in a more positive direction.

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