Another year draws to a close, and for many people around Australia it’s been a year of ups and downs. We’ve negotiated lockdowns, border closures, remote work and being separated from families and friends.
But in typical Australian fashion, we’ve got through it. And you know what? Compared to other countries in the world, we have a lot to be positive about. Australia is often referred to as ‘the lucky country’, because there is so much good that we get from living here. We just need to focus on the positives and we can get through anything, and at The Henry Wong Team® we believe this year has proven that.
Today we want to talk a bit about positivity and how positive thinking can reap both short- and long-term benefits. It’s a very powerful concept, one that can improve lives on an individual and a group or societal level. According to The Stillness Project, there are five main benefits to positive thinking:
- We deal with stress better.
Real estate can be a stressful game. We’re dealing with the biggest investments people will make in their lives and there’s a lot of pressure to get it right for our buyers and our sellers. We’ve found if we focus on the positives, like how we are helping people move onto the next chapter in their lives, it becomes a rewarding rather than a stressful process. This applies to all professions or industries. Be optimistic and you’ll be able to handle the stressful times better.
- Improved mental health.
Overcoming negative thought patterns and learning how to focus on the good can have significant effects on a person’s mental health. When you approach life with a positive attitude and mindset, the negative things won’t weigh you down emotionally. They will stop being so important. You will be happier for it!
- Improved physical health.
There are a number of theories as to why optimists are more physically healthy than pessimists. One is that they are more likely to take on healthy activities like exercise and eating well. Another is that because they are better equipped to deal with stress, the negative physical effects of stress don’t harm them as much. Whatever the reason, optimists tend to live longer, recover from injury faster and have better heart and overall physical health.
- Better relationships.
Naturally we tend to gravitate towards happier, friendly and positive people. We avoid people who complain a lot, are constantly in bad moods and have an aura of negativity. So optimistic and positive people have a better social life and maintain healthier relationships with their friends and family. As a result, they’re more fulfilled in life.
- More success.
When you think positive, you seek out the positive too. This directly affects your success in the workplace, because you’re looking for good outcomes and you’re working for the best out of situations. This type of approach to your work just breeds success.
While 2021 may have had its challenges, at The Henry Wong Team® we’re focusing on the positives. Like the fact that this was Henry’s 15th year selling real estate. How in that time he’s grown into one of the most recognizable and trusted real estate agents on the southside of Brisbane. How this year we completely nailed the auction process, ending up with well over 90% clearance rates on our auctions. But most importantly, how we’ve successfully helped so many families, people, couples and investors move onto the next chapter of their lives and their real estate journey.
So here’s to 2021, and may 2022 bring just as many positive vibes. Please get in touch with us for answers to all your real estate questions, Henry would love to chat.