Woman running through a field on a sunny day illustrates the mental affects positivity can have on home care users.

The Life Changing Effects of Positivity

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Blog Post” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] woman-running-through-field It’s no secret that how you perceive a situation drastically affects reality. After all, particularly with matters of the heart and personal triumphs or setbacks, the biggest factor in any outcome are the reactions of those involved. Insert: Positivity. The biggest and most powerful factor that we can all attempt to continually harvest. Despite all this, the skeptic in us all often wonders about positivity’s true effectiveness. What difference does it really make? Positivity is a notion that sounds easy enough, and its popularity is perhaps its biggest downfall when it comes to understanding its power. People throw around phrases like, “Think positive thoughts” and “You’ve got to remain positive” so much that they’ve almost become the sound bites that go in one ear and out the other. But what if there’s truly something behind all the hype? We were curious as to the hard, scientific facts around positivity to gauge whether or not this notion truly affects a situation. What we found isn’t surprising, but they’re amazing reminders of positivity’s power in our lives. For example, did you know that when you are experiencing positive emotions like joy and contentment, you actually will see more possibilities? And, when you embrace positivity, the outcomes and learnings that are experienced as a result help to build a strong foundation to vital life skills. In other words, thinking and experiencing positive thoughts literally opens up your mind to possibilities that would not be seen otherwise. These are proven facts. (For more great reading on the subject, check out this article!) photo-1457178505535-be57374cad03 So, how do you increase positivity in your life? We’ve got a few easy suggestions that you can start to practice immediately.

  1. Embrace feeling grateful. Far too often we take for granted the people that help to make our lives complete. Take a moment to think about who life you are most grateful for, and tell them.
  2. Focus on what’s truly important. It’s easy to get caught up in wants and desires in life that, when it comes down to it, don’t really matter. Things, for example. The latest car, the latest trend. When push comes to shove, what do these things really do for you? A heathy perspective on what is truly important in your life will help you to look at life with a new lens.
  3. Meditate. Meditation is like exercise for your mind. In a world where technology is consuming our every moment, the importance of turning off and turning on our mental power is becoming increasingly important. Silence, in this case, truly is golden.
  4. Smile. The power of a simply smile is so underrated. Even when you don’t feel like it, smile. People almost always will smile back, and a smile can turn any situation around in seconds.

Positive thinking can be the biggest “make or break,” which is why those who are able to understand and harness its power are those who are often the happiest. Taking a deep look at it is a great reminder for us all to focus on matters of the mind. It’s an easy and simple notion, but one that is communicated far too infrequently. You hold the keys to your destiny – it’s all within your mind – and at Obi we’re true believers that positivity should be at the core of all that we do.

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Hello, and welcome to the new Obi blog! We’re excited to use this blog as a resource for customers, caregivers, or those interested in learning more about Obi and our incredible customers who inspire us to continue creating cutting edge technology.

For those who aren’t familiar with our product, we created Obi with the goal to improve our customer’s standard of living by creating fun, elegant and intuitive technology. Obi, our robotic companion, makes eating accessible to customers with varied needs, creating a enjoyable dining experience. We designed Obi to be sleek and cutting edge, blending elegant design, intuitive controls and personality together to create a one of a kind robot (and we must say, we’re pretty excited with the final product!)

Since we’re new to you, we wanted to take a few moments to share the features and technology that we believe make Obi so great. Some of the key highlights are…

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Intuitive features: Obi was created to be simple to use, for both users and caregivers. Users are able to select which food items they’d like to choose from the multi-compartment tray, and are then able to deliver to the food to the users’ (their) mouth. Caregivers have two buttons – one to turn on the device, and the other to“teach” the arm where to deliver the food. If that’s not the definition of intuitive, we don’t know what is.

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Elegant Design: Through testing and multiple iterations of our product, we created a sleek and beautiful designed product that employs cutting edge robotics to the homes of our customers. While beauty isn’t the most important component of our product, it’s just another way it makes Obi a cut above the rest.

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Unique Benefits: While we may be biased, we do think there are various benefits that set Obi apart in the industry. Besides being sleek and cool, we truly believe that Obi is revolutionary in it’s technology and offerings. It allows for an interactive dining experience, alleviating the mealtime stress and pressures for caregivers and customers alike, and is both graceful and inconspicuous at home.

Over the next few months, we’ll share the stories that make Obi unique – from the customers and caregivers we’ve met, to the medical professionals we’ve worked closely with to ensure that Obi meets the needs of our community. We’ll show how we’ve made mealtime a more social experience between individuals and caregivers, allowing for our customers to feel more self-sufficient and dignified, while making this technology available at a larger scare than ever before.

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