Learn about techniques such as balancing play and work and leveraging your strengths.
- Certain routines help us become more positive,…and one of the best habits you can build is balance.…We hear a lot about the importance of a good work ethic.…I'm from a family of Midwestern farmers…and my grandpa is the hardest working person I know.…But he also knows how to play.…A hard day of work is followed by a leisurely meal…and a game of cards at the kitchen table.…Balance is key to positivity.…When was the last time you thought about your play ethic?…Are you as committed to some down time…as you are to your work time?…It's hard to step away from work,…but I know that I'm more creative,…more productive, (laughs)…and more fun when I balance work with relaxation and play.…
Leisure time was particularly challenging…when I started working from home.…I set a time when I'm going to be done,…and I honor that end time.…At first I was so scared I'd desert people with unfinished…projects, but instead I work more efficiently.…And then, as I shut down the computer,…I say to myself, "I'm switching gears now.…"Play is good."…
To gain fresh insights and celebrate your positivity wins with other learners, you can participate in the official LinkedIn group group for this course.
- Identify the behaviors associated with particular positivity practices.
- Recall the properties of an active-constructive response.
- Differentiate between a weakness-focus (performance gap) and a strength-based-focus.
- Identify the best positivity strategy for use in particular situations.
- Distinguish between a healthy practice of affirmative bias (positivity) and an unhealthy practice of ignoring threats, challenges, or conflict.