Introducing the Positivity List!

Ever found yourself trapped in a loop of negative thoughts, especially under pressure? We’ve got a simple yet powerful solution for you: The Positivity List. 📝

What’s it about?
It’s an index card (physical or virtual) where you jot down 8 topics that bring you joy. It could be memories, upcoming events, or even imaginative scenarios.

Why it’s a game-changer?
Research shows that thinking of pleasurable events requires effort. But with this list, you can easily shift your mindset. Just 6 minutes with your Positivity List can uplift your spirits, making challenges more manageable.

How to use it?
Create your list with 8 joyous topics.
Set reminders for the next 5 days at different times.
Spend 6 minutes with your list during each reminder.
Reflect on the impact it has on your mood and mindset.

Whether using it as a daily relaxation tool or a beacon during tough times, the Positivity List is your pocket-sized dose of positivity. 🌈

For more such practices, dive into our book “I am a Software Engineer and I am in Charge“.


  • Alexis Monville

    Alexis Monville worked in multicultural and distributed environments for years, coming back from the US and now based in the southwest of France. When asked if he misses the work in the office, he usually answers that he spent half of his 30 years of management experience in diverse sectors outside of the office and a lot of that working from home. Alexis is Chief of Staff to the CTO at Red Hat, a long-time hybrid open-source software company with more than 100 office locations in 40 countries, where half of the 20,000 people work remotely. Alexis is a firm believer that change starts with the self. He is the author of two books: Changing Your Team From The Inside and I am a Software Engineer and I am in Charge. Alexis facilitates successful playful collaborations. He designs and builds sustainable and high-impact teams and organizations.

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