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Director's Corner

Director's monthly message highlighting the department's initiatives.

January marks the beginning of a new year, a fresh start, and a clean slate. The start of a new year is a great chance to develop a positive and productive plan for the next 12 months. It has been said that positive thinking brings more positive impacts into your life. These 5 tips can help kickoff your new year and help you to develop a positive mindset and habits.

  1. Start each day positively – As soon as you wake up, make a promise to be positive before you let yourself get into a negative mindset or mood. Adopt new values and read about positivity and mindfulness in books or listen to them on audio to set the tone for your day.
  1. Get positive habits - It is easy for people to get bad habits, but it is just as easy to develop good habits as well. Decide to eat healthier, drink plenty of water and get plenty of exercise which all contribute to a positive mental attitude.
  1. Stick with people who bring you up and not down - Friends and family should be supportive of you and help you to be a better person. They should encourage you to accomplish your goals and understand you want to spend time achieving them.
  1. Celebrate the good things in your life - The little things in life matter so much and you should take a moment each day to be grateful for each good thing in your life. You are doing great and deserve to pat yourself on the back for it.
  1. Stick with it - Don’t give up on your positive mindset after a few weeks. Think about your resolutions and plan for something that you really want to achieve. Write them down and stick to them. It is about the “law of attraction”, meaning you need to be positive to attract positive things in your life. This means sticking to your goals and remaining committed to a good positive lifestyle.