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The power of emotions plays a large part in our daily lives. Emotions can quickly push us into action, or just as quick, they can derail all of our efforts in a single moment. How we feel impacts our ability to think and reason through our best course of action.

However, there’s a thin line between how you think and how you feel. Sometimes it seems our emotions dictate our thoughts. Other times, thoughts seem to have a strong-hold on our emotions. Whichever way you lean in preference, the two are interlinked and play harmoniously off one another. Positive thinking matched with positive emotions can make you feel ready to conquer the world. Inversely, when negative thinking aligns with negative emotions, the combination can be disharmonious and destructive.

The premise of positive psychology is built upon these foundations and is a key competence in developing resiliency. The ability to recover from difficulty is the true measure of resilience and in times of increased stress—or when ambiguity makes the future a bit cloudy—practicing positive thinking is sometimes the best option.

At some point soon, we’ll transition into a new stage of this global moment. Remote work and essential business will take on new meanings as we merge old with new. While much of what’s to come is still a bit unclear, one fact is glaringly true—your emotional experience to all of it matters. While it might be difficult at times to embrace a belief that everything is going to work out, there’s no use over concerning yourself with “what’s next” if your emotional tolerance is depleted.

Wherever you’re at right now, we hope you’ll adopt an optimist’s attitude and take on the rest of the day with a resilient, positive mindset. And as always, here’s some content to get you there.

“The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”

–Winston Churchill

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