Plenty of us have had our share of less than satisfactory days at work. Sometimes, they come in the form of an insensitive comment made by a coworker; not meeting a deadline; or just waking up on the wrong side of the bed. But we don’t have to let those things keep us down – we can actually have a FANTASTIC day, in spite of setbacks. According to CareerBliss.com’s article ‘How To Be More Positive At Work’, there are several things one can do to maintain sanity in their workplace. I’ll list them, first, then give my take on their suggestions.
1. Write down 3 things you are thankful for each day
2. Take 10 deep breaths under a beautiful tree
3. Listen to your favorite melodies
4. Compliment your colleagues on great work
5. Lend a helping hand
Writing down 3 things you are thankful for each day. This is a great idea because we tend to focus too much on what’s going wrong and forget about what’s actually going right. Taking the time to reflect on what we’re grateful for will help to put things back into perspective.
Take 10 deep breaths under a beautiful tree. It sounds a bit odd but this could prove very helpful. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy the serenity that relaxing underneath a tree provides (unless they’re allergic to trees).
Listen to your favorite melodies. Music can be very relaxing. Listening to music that you enjoy can put you into a better mood. For example, I tend to listen to upbeat songs on my way to the office, every morning. One of my favorite songs to listen to before work is ‘Walking On A Dream’ by Empire of the Sun. It’s such a feel-good song that can bring a smile to just about anyone.
Compliment your colleagues on great work. We all like to feel appreciated and that our contributions help make the business run smoothly. So, if you enjoy commendation, why not do the same for others?
Lend a helping hand. The old adage goes, “There is greater happiness in giving than there is in receiving.” When you avail yourself to help others, you truly do feel better about yourself; you feel like you have something to offer. And people appreciate those who take the time to assist them. Colleagues helping each other creates a kind office vibe.
To read the rest of the suggestions, visit CareerBliss.com.