We’ve written before about how cultivating a positive mindset can boost your success as a freelance legal professional. Read on for our pick of the resources out there to help you tune into positive thinking this summer.

#1 Meditation Mountain – Best for daily affirmations

The theory behind using daily affirmations is that a small dose of positive thinking, ideally within a few minutes of waking up, will put you in a positive frame of mind all day.

Try this collection from Meditation Mountain.

#2 Action for Happiness – Best for overall mental wellbeing (Events & other resources)

Action for Happiness was founded to encourage better mental wellbeing by sharing evidence-based practices for a happier and kinder life. Join their events in person or online for inspiration from a wide range of scientists, therapists, authors and more. Or follow one of their monthly calendars and build more joy into your life each day.

Find out more here.

#3 Diary of a CEO

Steven Bartlett, now on our screens in Dragons’ Den, started a social media company with, in his own words, nothing but a laptop and a dream. As part of his journey to success, he started Diary of a CEO to learn from other leaders and thinkers from around the world. Dip in and be inspired by the likes of Karren Brady, Malcolm Gladwell, Bear Grylls and more.

Listen here.

#4 The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos (Podcast)

Dr. Laurie Santos is a professor at Yale University and studies the science of happiness. Based on the course she teaches, The Happiness Lab takes you through the latest scientific research into what makes us happy and how we can make our lives better.

Listen here.

#5 Mindapples (App)

The Mindapples app is designed to bring together resources to support your health and wellbeing. Free to use, with a subscription model for extra modules, all the content provided is from peer-reviewed research and has been tested through the organisation’s training programmes, which have been evaluated by the University of York.

Find out more here.

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is that everything is a miracle.”

Albert Einstein

#6 No Bull Business Women (Podcast)

Be inspired by business women who have been there, done that and are now sharing the secrets of their success. It’s an eclectic collection of stories, hosted by Sarah Akwisombe.

Listen here.

#7 Positive News (Curated news)

Found yourself falling into the trap of “doom-scrolling” through the pandemic? It’s a hard habit to shift, and whilst staying in touch with the news is important, too much bad news can impact your outlook and wellbeing. Put the balance back with Positive News, which showcases some of the positive stories other outlets don’t feature.

Get your first dose of positive news here.

#8 Black Women Working (Podcast)

The Black Women Working team produce content that showcases black women’s career stories, inspirational guests such as Dawn Butler MP and focuses specifically on looking after black women’s wellbeing at work.

Listen here.

#9 Yoga to feel your best (YouTube video)

Adrienne Mishler is on a mission to make yoga accessible to all. Often accompanied by her (snoozing) dog, she hosts short yoga classes that are free on YouTube. In just 22 minutes, this class will set you up to feel your best all day.

Get into action here.

#10 Dream Big (Podcast)

It’s never to early to start encouraging a positive mindset. Dream Big is a US podcast that is designed for families to listen to together and shares inspiring stories from the likes of surfer Bethany Hamilton and author Simon Sinek.

Listen here.

“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.”

Wade Boggs

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