These days, keeping a positive attitude can seem like an impossible feat. However, those who are able to see the silver lining tend to achieve their career goals and maintain a higher quality of life overall.
“Thinking positive” is certainly easier said than done. But in 2022, it can be the game-changer you need in your life and at work. What are some tips for improving the way you think and stop the “glass half empty” attitude? Here are five steps to help you:
#1: Perspective matters.
The world outside seems like it’s in chaos. However, what is your personal reality? If you have a good job, a nice home, a loving family, and loyal friends, then how bad is your life, really? Yet, if you’re coming to work grumpy and miserable each day because of all the negative media headlines you’re taking in, then that’s your reality.
If that’s the case for you, it’s time for a diet and a limit to the amount of media you consume. Step back drastically or cut it out completely for a while. You’ll soon notice a difference in your attitude.
#2: Start your day off right.
If you wake up and immediately check your phone or hit snooze ten times, then you’re not getting your day off on the best foot. Instead, work to start off strong with a healthier routine. Spend a few quiet moments when you first wake up to think about the day ahead. Read or listen to positive affirmations. Then get up early enough, so you’re not rushing around. A better morning ritual can make all the difference in the day ahead.
#3: Spend time with positive people at work.
If you’re hanging around people who are always gossiping and have a negative outlook on work and life, then this is going to infect your attitude. Instead, seek out people who are happier and more positive. If no one seems like a good candidate, you might be better off eating lunch alone with a good book or going outside for a walk.
#4: Show your gratitude for others.
Studies show that people who show gratitude are generally happier than those who don’t. So send a quick note to a co-worker, thanking them for their assistance. Or let your boss know how much an idea they gave you helped you finish a project. Whatever the case, thanking people and showing your gratitude for them will boost your mood and level of happiness at work.
#5: Tackle negative thoughts before they take over.
Negative thinking is a part of being human. However, it generally makes you feel sad and anxious. It also takes the joy out of life and can even impact your physical health – which is why it’s important to give it the boot. When you find your mind going negative, shift your thinking to something positive and encouraging.
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