Not bacon, cream, or the usual suspects. I’m talking about a steady diet of negative influences that makes us feel lousy to the core. Such as:
- Fake news in all its mean, snarky iterations
- By extension, only getting news from one point of view. It’s important to hear what the other side is thinking, too — but not so much that we start hurling things at the TV
- Following the minutiae of celebrities’ pretend-perfect lives
- Living in the past, whether you have good memories (those glory days as a high school athlete) or bad (your dysfunctional family)
- Social media that makes us feel our lives aren’t as glamorous, exciting, happy, or satifying as other people we know
- Obsessing. Make a plan, take action, move on
- Seeing the glass half-empty
- Tunnel vision
- Influencer unboxings. Hey, many times they didn’t even PAY for the stuff!
- Holding on to anger
- Not cutting ourselves enough slack : our finances, weight, wrinkles, job, house, parenting skills etc.
- Forgetting that you are good enough just as you are
It’s difficult to imagine an upside to the pandemic currently gripping the world, but the BBC found one. Click here for details.
Are you as tired as I am of always hearing bad news? I’m planning to devote Mondays to sharing something positive.
Today: Contrary to a common perception that millennials (born between 1980-1996; e.g. my kids) are only concerned with partying and Instagram, consider:
- 75% would take a pay cut to work for a responsible company AND
- 84% say that making the world a better place is more important than achieving professional success.
More good news: It’s almost Tuesday 🙂