The most important thing we can do for ourselves and for sustainability is stay positive. When we get stressed, anxious and resentful then we physiologically lose access to the most strategic and creative parts of our brains. It’s not an optional extra to be able to be optimistic – it’s an essential learned skill for designing and implementing a regenerative economy.
Poetry and music are powerful ways to connect to our optimism and here’s something that works for me.
I found the Dr Seuss book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” years ago and loved it. I’ve given several copies as gifts over the years. A while ago, a friend shared the video “Oh, the Places You’ll Go at Burning Man!” and I loved it. Give it a try:
If you’re having trouble practicing optimism (keeping your head when all around are losing theirs), then our program Living Sustainably could be for you. Check it out at : http://www.balance3.com.au/files/programs/LivingSustainably.pdf
Leigh Baker is a Regenerative Business Coach specialising in super-charging sustainability practitioners. Balance3 provides coaching and training programs on the opportunity side of sustainability and the innovation skills needed to turn ideas into new realities.