Published by Dr. Andrea Dinardo
Dr. Andrea Dinardo is a psychology professor, keynote speaker, and former school psychologist who applies positive psychology to facilitate personal growth and transformational change. During her TEDx Talk and on her psychology blog, she discusses how to thrive under pressure using three stress resilience tools: challenge, commitment, and control. A framework for mental health and motivation used throughout her workshops, training, and keynote talks.
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“Joy needs room to breathe…” WOW! So true!! Thank you! 💜💜
Happy Friday Sandy! Wonderful knowing this blog post shifted you to a higher place. xo
Setting a time limit on negativity…….
Love this suggestion, thank you.
My pleasure Wendi!
Wonderful tips and reminders Andrea. Joy and soul do need space to breathe! 🙂
Thanks for the feedback Brad. May your weekend be filled with fresh air & flowers. The source of so much inspiration for your blog. And happiness for your readers. 🙂 🙂
You’re welcome Andrea. Thanks for the good wishes. I was out biking today. Nature always soothes and inspires me.
I might get my shoes muddied a bit but I am not getting stuck in negativity. Thank you for this breath of fresh air, Andrea!
My pleasure Syl! Especially since you’ve given me another beautiful image “I might get my shoes muddied a bit but I am not getting stuck in negativity.” to roll around in my curious mind. May your weekend be filled with poetry & joy!
Glad that could give you a spark. A curious mind is an active one. Have a wonderful weekend!
You too! It’s Canadian thanksgiving here. So I will definitely be enjoying our 3 day holiday weekend.
Thank you, I will! That’s a good start already then.
I’ve been using your “look up, breathe, release” to great effects and now you’ve given me more to practice…I love the reminder to “set a time limit on negativity” and how simple yet apt… “Make joy your compass today”. Thanks Andrea! I’ve taken time out & I’m ready to try and get back to work next week…Thank you so much for your gem…“Slowing down is a sign of strength.”
I love how you do the “blog homework” Marie. Good for you!
https://drandreadinardo.com/2018/09/01/look-up-breathe-release/ is a simple concept with profound effects. Which you are clearly demonstrating! 😉
Wishing you a weekend filled with joy and peace! Andrea xo
Thank you Andrea for your lovely reply. I was always a diligent student 😉 Likewise I hope you get some relaxation time away from the career you so clearly love and dedicate yourself to!
Thank you Marie! For your encouragement of my profession & for your uplifting words. We are celebrating Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend, so it will be an especially relaxing 3 days. 🇨🇦❤️
My pleasure Andrea. Enjoy your celebrations and family time.
I’ve become conscious when I dip my feet in the negative space and snap out of it. 😊
“Dip my feet into the negative space and snap out of it.”
Awareness is everything. And with dynamic words like yours, I feel more in charge and in control of my choices. Thank you for sharing! You add richness to my posts Bernice. #grateful
Create a short affirmation
In this moment right now, I accept all of me
I strive with all my energy to let go and be present
Have a plan when negativity is a habit
Lessening our minds negativity take great effort over a period of time
“In this moment right now, I accept all of me
I strive with all my energy to let go and be present.”
I love this Marty. So much peace & release in your affirmation.
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Oh soooooo true! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for sharing with your readers!
This message is so timely. I love that your Mom set a timer. “Joy needs room to breathe..” – I think I’m going to make that my new mantra. Have a great Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving to you too VJ! Love knowing that this post arrived just at the right time. Speaking of time… my mom definitely had some cool tricks up her sleeves when we were young. Many that I continue to adopt in life today. Simple tips that make everything better.
I love that you have carried on her legacy.
Thanks Aleeya! I hope you find the shift negative —> positive strategies helpful this weekend. 🌺
I sure will and I will definitely pass this on.
I really appreciate you sharing this post. 🙏💙
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“Joy needs room to breathe.” Dr Andrea is my hero today. Her words are on point.
Thank you for sharing with your readers. xo
You are so welcome. I shared it everywhere I could.
You’re the best! 💗💗
Yes… everything has a time limit …and joy needs space to breathe. We create that space by pushing out negativity. Beautiful post.
Sometimes I use timer, the one on my mobile phone, to get my daughter to speed up in the morning. But it sure is a great idea to make us more aware of our limited time. Thanks so much for sharing, enjoy your weekend!
Happy Saturday to you too! I love how you’re already using the timer on your phone! And that you’re open to using this strategy too with her.
Your daughter is lucky to have you. Just like I’m blessed to have a Mom who was always creative in her mental mindset & teaching strategies too.
Oh, thanks so much.
Leaving room for anything, including joy, is novel to me. I’m always pushing for balance, with the premise that I can’t simply eject the negative, because that would leave a vacuum. Instead, positive must replace negative. But to then leave room is surprising and amazing. I think you touched on my big issue, that I’m always so full of trying to balance negative and positive energy that the slightest shift in either causes me to be too full, which induces stress. I need to leave room. Leaving room for joy is a worthy first step. In an odd sense, it’s about de-cluttering my mind.
As you insist – and it’s worth insisting upon – awareness helps, especially self-awareness.
Happy Thanksgiving. Cheers
What a thoughtful and insightful addition to my post. Thank you Michael! I continue to be inspired by your openness and willingness to improve your life. And in doing so, enhance the life of all that you meet. (online & IRL) Mine included!
Setting a timer…I like the idea. Deciding how long to set it for. Now that’s a challenge! Life is short and so much time can go by unappreciated. I am glad I found your blog (thanks to V.J.Knutson).
Welcome to my blog!
Thank you for joining the positivity vs. negativity life discussion. I look forward to reading all your letters and memorabilia too. A great concept!
p.s. VJ is ths best, isn’t she 🤗
Negativity is a state of mind. We have to be aware about the state of mind. The thing is how long that state lasts?!!…….
If it stays for a long time, this is obvious that our mind would focus on that and it drives us according to that state. Whether it’s negative or positive.
Both can’t stay forever and they never should be…….The two
sides make a complete coin.
I’m in agreement with you. 🙂🙂❤❤
Thanks much for sharing this…❤
Thank you for sharing your reflections & insights. A great addition to this post!
Always Pleasure to share my opinions with fellow bloggers. .🙂🙂❤🤗😘
Hello I was thinking of you today and came over to see what you are doing. I love all your posts and this one spoke to me so clearly. I noticed that going back sometimes to places you have left, can also cause those old negative thoughts to revisit. Amazing how that works. I’m sticking to starting my days with the beauty around me and reading positive words….like yours. I hope all is well with you. Looks like you are going strong and spreading you wonderful wisdom. Blessings to you! ♡ Michelle
What a beautiful message to come “home” to. Thank you Michelle. For your positivity & your kindness. It’s always wonderful to hear from you. Wishing you a week filled with many blessings. Andrea xo
What a great post and message. Thank you.
My pleasure Sarah! Let me know how the “negativity time limit” works for you!
Awesome reminder! Really enjoyed reading this. I truly believe that so much of our pain can be attributed to us simply forgetting that we can choose our emotional response to adversity. Remembering this is empowering so we need to get better at remembering our power…..which you explain how to do quite well. Thank you!!!
“I truly believe that so much of our pain can be attributed to us simply forgetting that we can choose our emotional response to adversity.” Amen Steve! Thank you for taking the time to read and contribute. Your words add volume to my post. #grateful
Thanks for the uplifting post Andrea. I really must start using a timer for cooking as I have a tendency to get involved in other stuff along the way 👍