Bookkeeping with a Positive Mindset
Bookkeeper Positive Thinking
May is mental health month and with everything that has been happening over these last few months, we thought this would be the perfect time to discuss bookkeeping with a positive mindset. Developing a mindset of Bookkeeper positive thinking will make running your business easier. You will find difficult clients and tasks easier to deal with. Can it really be done?
Our life is a reflection of our attitude, so when it comes to our work life as bookkeepers it is so important to remain positive so that we can support our clients through thick or thin. These last few months have most defiantly been a trial for many of us but one thing has remained consistent for all bookkeepers; we have prioritized our clients. And this is what we are all about and why many of us chose bookkeeping as a career; however, now that things are starting to calm down we need to realign things to ensure that we can continue to be present and support our clients in the months and years to come.
One thing that can help us accomplish this is by changing our mindset. When many people think of having a positive attitude, they typically think it’s little more than plastering a smile on your face and trying to think happy thoughts; but in truth, it’s much more than that. A positive attitude is something that goes deeper and has an effect beyond surface cheer.
Why bother with positive thinking?
This today’s woes, without even noticing, it can be easy to become negative and cynical towards the world as we are continuously exposed to perceived tragedy and injustice. Sadly, by having this negative mindset, you are preventing yourself from fully enjoying life, your business, and opportunities. The energy a person brings with them is contagious and by promoting a negative attitude you are narrowing your focus and mind to all the possibilities that are available to you.
Even if you love being a bookkeeper and supporting others’ business dreams, there are always going to be times when things get a bit stressful or negative. There will be days where you get bombarded by angry/stressed clients, come across support errors, and have feelings of lack of productivity and that’s okay. Although it may be easy to fall into a slump of negativity it is much more beneficial to redirect your mind and focus on more positive experiences. Studies have shown that by having a truly positive attitude your overall view of life becomes broader and more full of possibilities which lead to living your life in a way that makes it natural to be exposed to acquire new skills. Doesn’t that sound fantastic?
While having a positive attitude doesn’t necessarily make you less stressed during times like these, it can equip you with the tools you need to cope with the stress more healthily. By adopting some of the following tips, you can maintain a positive attitude through the highs and lows of being a bookkeeper in today’s environment and hopefully provide you with more confidence to improve your mood to even reduce the likelihood of developing conditions such as hypertension, depression and other stress-related disorders:
Things You Can Start Doing Daily:
- Start the day strong with a positive affirmation,
- Use positive words to describe your life,
- Start a gratitude journal,
- Practice mindfulness meditation,
- Listen to music that matches your mood,
- Breathe deeply,
- Use books, audio and videos to overload your brain with positivity, and
- Focus on the good things, however small.
Things You Can Do in Your Personal life:
- Learn to Laugh more by finding the humor in life,
- Making someone else smile,
- Get close to nature,
- Exercise if the natural feel-good drug,
- Eat well,
- Transform negative self-talk into positive self-talk,
- Avoid spreading gossip,
- Surround yourself with positive people,
- Be nice to other people,
- Don’t rely on an outside source of positivity, and
- Have personal goals.
Things You Can Do in Your Work Life:
- Get good a being rejected,
- Turn failures into lessons,
- Show your appreciation,
- Treat yourself to some self-care every day,
- Take real breaks,
- Create a routine for the day,
- Have something to look forward to after work,
- Focus on the long-term instead of short-term,
- Stop complaining, and
- Be curious and embrace learning.
In general, having a positive mindset or attitude means being optimistic about situations, interactions, and yourself which can cause physical and mental benefits. Start small. Pick the easiest tip or the one that you love and introduce it into your life starting right now. Then over time, start implementing other tips and watch your positivity soar. The power of positive thinking isn’t a cliché, by working on your mindset constantly you will be able to continue your important work as a bookkeeper while keeping a positive attitude alive at work and in your personal life leaving a huge impact on your entire life and the lives around you.
Good luck and get started today.
That is our take on having a mindset of Bookkeeper positive thinking. Over to you…
Thank you for reading our post. Life isn't easy, as I'm sure you know. By focusing on the good things we have, the challenges we face get shrunk down. The solutions start to reveal themselves, and then actions are taken to implement them. Soon, trials become trophies instead of sources of frustration and regret. Now, many of us have made a habit of focusing on the negative things that life brings our way. And so how to you break a bad habit? Get a good habit to replace it. Therefore, it will take effort, but in time, the good results will come. Soon enough, it will be June 2021. So why not start making the changes now, so that next year, you enjoy being alive and making a difference, more than you do today?
This isn't just wishful thinking. Angie has literally implemented this in her life.
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