When you think about exercising and your health, what is the first thing you think of? Running, walking, weight lifting, or maybe a quick ab toning work out? Exercise is usually associated with a physical act; however, exercise is not always a sweaty routine.
Burnout and exhaustion are direct results of not incorporating mental exercises into a daily regimen. CNBC recently published an article about burnout and the workplace. The Gallup study referenced in the article says nearly 7,500 full-time employees found that 23 percent reported feeling burned out at work very often or always, while an additional 44 percent reported feeling burned out sometimes. According to the Harvard Business Review, the meltdown accounts for an estimated $125 billion to $190 billion in health care spending each year.
What can we do to prevent these problems? An option is practice powerful positive thinking exercises. Implementing regular constructive mental exercises can be extremely impactful and help an individual stay mentally healthy and aware. Getting positive is more than taking a mental health day or vacation. Here are some exercises to help you stay on track and build towards a positive mindset.