WOW Word-Of-the-Week #523: P.M.S

August 21, 2014 by · Comments Off on WOW Word-Of-the-Week #523: P.M.S 

P.M.S. Positive Mental Spirit: the invisible bubble around your body.

Would you say that you tend to be persistently positive or persistently negative? Are you able to not let another person’s bad mood affect you in a negative way? How do you spend the first hour of your day?

This is the follow up to last week’s WOW on transformation. Having a positive attitude is often given as a secret to success. So if you want to be successful then you need to know how you get it, hang onto it and spread the fever to others! Today I will share with you 2 FUN-damentals to get you started on the “Positive Attitude Programming Process” that I have come with over the years that work for me and the people that have attended my speaking presentations.

FUN-damental #1 – Have PMS Everyday!a pms

I’m convinced the first step is you have to have tons of PMS -“Positive Mental Spirit!” PMS is like a giant bubble around your body and it’s invisible. The more positive you are, the fuller it gets. You’ve got to protect and keep nurturing that bubble with positive thoughts. I know from firsthand experience there are people out there whose only mission in life is to try to mess with your bubble. You’ve heard the expression, “Don’t let that person burst your bubble.” Which is why you’ve got to keep your bubble full at all times. And full of positives, not negatives. Some people have toxic waste and excess baggage in their bubbles. Those are the people you want to stay away from at all cost!

And the point is – If you can’t avoid negative people in the course of your day do not allow them to penetrate your “positive bubble.”

FUN-damental #2 – Hour Power

I believe the first hour of your day is reflective of how your whole day will be. You set yourself up to be positive or negative. If you’re running late because you didn’t plan enough time to get ready, that is a negative. I like to get up slowly, have a cup of really hot coffee and plan my day. In total silence! That is a positive for me. What does your perfect first hour of the day look like to you?

Then I like to take a nice 45- minute walk after my coffee. Not because it is good for me; but because it makes me feel good. And if you need proof that walking will help make you more successful the latest research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition states, “People generate more creative ideas when they walk than when they sit.” I have found that when I take a break when I’m stumped and let go of the problem the solution will come to me.

The point is – You will make time for those things that are important to you! Being prepared for the possibilities, challenges, expectations, etc. of what your day will bring is a big positive.

This week’s focus is on having PMS every day. How would it feel to not be affected by someone else’s bad mood? What does your perfect first hour of the day look like to you? Are you making time for those things that are important to you and that you enjoy?

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Word Of the Week #5: P.M.S.

April 20, 2009 by · Comments Off on Word Of the Week #5: P.M.S. 

P.M.S. – Positive Mental Spirit: the bubble around your body.

PMS bubble

PMS bubble

Ok, it’ really three words but one thought. Positive people and events fill your bubble and negative people (those who have toxic waste in their bubbles) and events have a way of bursting your bubble.

You can have your P.M.S. bubble full and come in contact with a complete stranger who is having a bad day, and unless you are prepared, they can burst your bubble almost immediately. Point being, no one can do that to you unless you let them!

When people and events seem to be negative, stop and ask yourself if you are the causal factor. In other words, are they attacking you for what you have done, or do they just need to vent and/or find someone to blame?

Think about how you can create and keep your P.M.S. bubble as full as possible this week. What behavior are you displaying and how is it making you feel? See if you can take someone’s negative energy and turn it into a positive for them. It’s great fun!

Reader Responses

“What a great new meaning for PMS! (I always thought PMS was just an easy out for being cranky and unpleasant anyway.) I make it a point to try very hard not to get drawn in to someone else’s “bad day” or negative tirade. If I’ve done something to cause the situation, I do my best to see if there is anything I can do to fix it. If it isn’t me, and I can’t say anything to help, sometimes it’s best to either try to change the subject or just excuse yourself. Getting drawn into a negative situation only helps to ruin your day, and fuels the fire even more.” — Terry L. Green

“That is my favorite one so far!!” — Vicky McNeill

“I really enjoy these, Susan. They are motivational and inspirational to me. And, I look forward to the next one. I share them with a fellow co-worker. Have a good one!” — Barbara E. Wertz

“Life is 10% on what you make and 90% on how you take it!” -Michelle