No longer watching the news? Choose
to set the tone of your day.
Have you stopped listening and watching the news? I’ve noticed this more and more recently. I used to come down to breakfast, turn the radio on and listen to the news. But I no longer do this. I told myself that it’s pretty much the same news every day, and it’s pretty negative too. However, a client of mine put his finger on it much more effectively yesterday.
Listening to the news in the morning, he said, sets the tone for the day. Especially when you work from home. Those little jokes, smiles, hellos and carefree moments that might have happened previously when starting the working day in an office, are much harder to find when you work from home. So why would you choose to watch the news and set such a negative tone for your day?
What struck me was the importance of his awareness. Identifying something which can have a profound effect on your behaviour and your day.
Whether it’s listening to the news or something completely different, take note of what is setting your tone for the day. Choose to make it something positive: play with the dog, joke with the kids, sit in the sunshine. It affects you and all those around you.