Work needn't be a drag. Here's how to be more positive in the office:
Hello. Welcome to your first Monday of 2015. You’ve probably been dreading this since Christmas, but here it is, so you might as well embrace it with open arms.
Those of us who have an office job are used to Monday blues, and experience them so badly that sometimes even our Sundays are only partially enjoyed, thanks to that sense of impending gloom.
However, work truly needn’t be that bad. A pretty wise guy (Dr Wayne Dyer) once said,
“if you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
We find that to be pretty true.
Having a good environment and a healthy outlook can really make any situation better. Being positive helps you to also become more productive. We found an infographic that identifies 18 actions and behaviours that will allow you to go through your work day in a more rewarding way.
Everything can be a drag to us if we allow it to. The daily commute to work can often set the tone for how your work day is going to be. It is important to have a positive mindset for the start of your work day. Try listening to inspirational music to help calm you if you’re feeling stressed or groove along to some cool tunes if that’s what helps you de-stress.
Plan ahead while allowing yourself to get into work a little earlier so you’ve time to set the tone for the day. Not arriving rushed off your feet does help to allow calmness in your work day.
And to keep you in that more relaxed mindset which helps generate positivity, consider setting time aside to exercise. According to the doctors at Mayo Clinic, exercise helps not just with overall health but also to improve your mood, boost energy and promotes good sleep.
It is important for you to feel inspired to strive for personal excellence. Doing a good job for work is one thing but doing a good job for yourself is another. The sense of ownership and pride of doing a great job can be very motivating and this will help encourage you to continue to work positively to achieve your goals.
At work, there can be quite a lot of criticism around you but there also can be positive things around you as well. It is what you make it to be. So make it a better place by starting to have a positive attitude to work and to your life.
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