“It’s not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities.” That quote comes from professional road bicycle racer and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong. And she knows a thing or two about what perspective means and how a simple shift can make all the difference.
We’ve compiled some articles and blogs that tackle just that: the power of changing your perspective.
Changing Things Up at Work
Let’s start with changing your perspective at work. This article from Bustle talks to a health coach and other experts to outline why it’s important to bring positivity to your workplace AND they give you concrete ways to do just that. From showing gratitude to flashing your smile more often or even getting in a workout mid-day, there’s lots of options for people needing a new perspective at work.
This article from Muse also gives some quick advice on four changes that you can make right now to help change your perspective about work and make it more enjoyable.
And if you are stuck in a job that you just truly, deeply hate (we know that it happens and sometimes the circumstances of life mean you have to stay), then this article from Girlboss might prove helpful. The article talks candidly about what it means to wake up and dread going to work every day. And while we hope that isn’t the case for you, dear readers, we know that it sometimes happens. But perhaps the tips in the article about how to reframe your perspective and create some positive change in your workplace will help until you can move on.
Changing Things Up at Home
This personal essay brings up important topics that we rarely talk about with friends and family: how difficult times in our lives can create deeply depressive moments. The author shares their experience and then candidly talks about how a change of perspective really did help.
Sometimes having some basic tips written out can help, whether you need to create a daily mantra or just want some reminders. This article provides that with 15 ideas on how to change your perspective to a better one.
Additionally, as many of us know, travel can be an incredible way to change your perspective. This excellent blog is written by a woman who travels quite a lot and discusses the ways in which a new place can help you change your mind and how you see your life, work, or even the world.