The Power of Positive thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking
A Set of inspiring Corporate Warm-Up Actions You Can DoToGet Back On Your Toes
By Leonard Kok

Whether your head is up in the clouds; or under the weather, all of us need to exercise. We also need to think more positive thoughts everyday of our lives, yes?

Cheryl and Mei Fang, two of our very positive staff from Camp Challenge, our business arm dealing with teambuilding programmes for schools, recommend you a set of warm-up exercise, arranged chronologically in the order below, which you can actually do right where you are. This is a set of physical stretches which will also put your heart, spirit and soul right where they should be. We recommend that you gather a bunch of colleagues; people who make your life meaningful, to do this perk-me-up activity. It will make you more resilient.

Are you ready? (You can remove your tie for a while) Let’s GO!

Do This Action

Say This Aloud When you do

Action Explanation

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REACH FOR THE SKY

Stand with your feet comfortably apart and stretch you hands upwards

(Get in touch with your aspirations)

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CENTRE ON YOURSELF

From the first position, retract your hands to your waist level, palm facing upwards

(We must know who we are; our core, in order that we can walk on solid ground)
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FOCUS TO THE FUTURE

From the palms up position, shoot out your hands upwards to your shoulder level

(Opportunities abound everyday. Embrace them!)
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BE OPEN TO OTHERS

Spread your arms outwards, palm facing out)

 

(Be open to the ideas and opinions of others – we don’t have all the answers)
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TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

Cross and fold your arms towards yourself

(Don’t sweat the small stuff; do nice things for yourself often)
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BE GREAT!

The classic Kung-Fu fighting stance! Ready for the next and final step…

(Don’t settle for mediocrity; Go for Gold!)

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OOSH!

From the Kung-Fu stance, lift your left or right leg; pull your arms back with a jerk and shout OOSH!

(Feel good!)

We hope that you have a great time inspiring yourself and your folks at work or even at home with this set of warm-ups! Alternatively, you can focus on each action and in a relaxed and Yoga style, Focus on the statement for each action meditatively, doing it and breathing in deeply at the same time.

I would like to thank Wahid, our Partner, for introducing these set of actions in a programme in 2007.