This month, the virtual receptionists at Back Office Betties had the privilege of reading You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero. This book is filled with great insights, and we’d strongly recommend that you read it! But if you don’t have time to crack open a book in your busy life, you can still get a few of the top takeaways by reading this blog post.
Here are a few of the things we learned from You Are a Badass that we’d like to share with you today. Enjoy!
Work on Rewriting Your Subconscious Thoughts
According to Jen Sincero, we should all stop blaming our choices on our subconscious thoughts. It’s possible to rewrite these thoughts and, in turn, change your behaviors. Try to figure out the source of the thoughts that are holding you back in life. You can turn your whole day around by changing your thinking patterns!
Make a Habit of Meditating
Meditation is an easy way to start practicing mindfulness. At the beginning of your day, take a few minutes for yourself to focus on your breathing. Don’t devote any mental space to work or any of your other concerns. This is an opportunity to declutter your mind. By meditating, you’ll be more productive and focused throughout your day.
Express Gratitude Daily
Unfortunately, it’s easy to complain. But when you’re expressing negativity, you’re only encouraging a cycle of ungratefulness. It will continue to be easy for you to see the negative things in your life. Instead, try to express gratitude on a daily basis. It will be challenging at first because you’re so wired to focus on the negative side of things. But if you make a habit of expressing your gratitude, you will have an easier time seeing the bright side in everything.
Surround Yourself with People Who Will Elevate You
Clear your life of toxic people who are bringing you down. There’s so much negativity around us as is—the last thing we need is to be investing time in relationships with negative people. Instead, foster relationships with people who will encourage your personal growth.
Live in the Moment
Stop multitasking! It isn’t productive. Stop using social media as an excuse to not be present. Not only does it rob the people you’re with of spending time with you, but it also robs yourself of getting the most out of an experience. Put down your phone, stop letting your mind drift elsewhere, and truly be present!
One great way to live in the moment and declutter your mind? Hire virtual receptionists from Back Office Betties at your law firm! You can only focus on so much every day. By using a virtual receptionist, you have more time and energy to focus on going to court and dealing with other aspects of your practice. You can leave your law firm’s phone calls to our competent, well-trained, and courteous virtual receptionists!