How to Stay Positive When You’re Feeling Negative

November 12th, 2012

The path to “happy employee” is not an easy one. We’ll always be in pursuit of that dream job, but sometimes there are legitimate reasons why we’re upset. An overly-long job search. A difficult coworker. No promotion in sight. So, what to do? Consider these simple lifestyle changes that can easily improve your demeanor.

Avoid the trap.

Venting about work can be therapeutic every so often. But complaining all-day, every day is not. Make some adjustments to your work friends. Start backing away from “Negative Nancy” or learn to change the subject.

Leave it at the door.

You don’t have to physically bring work home to bring work home. If you’re still feeling stressed out our upset once you’ve left your place of employment, learn to let it go once you drive off the property. Time at home is time best spent doing things you enjoy, like spending time with family.

Take a break.

Whether it’s a lunch break with a good book, a 15 minute walk around the building, or an afternoon off mid-week, sometimes we need to hit the re-set button to get ourselves back in the right frame of mind.

Don’t be so hard on yourself.

Sometimes, it’s out of your hands. Especially when it comes to a job search. There are many (unavoidable) reasons why you didn’t get hired. And your manager may be able to give you a completely legitimate reason why you can’t get a promotion just yet – even if you’re a superstar employee!

Start talking.

Sometimes all you need to do is ask. Whether you’re feeling burned out or looking for a challenge, start taking responsibility for your career path by taking steps that will put it back on track. We give some tips in how to make your job the best it can be.  Have some tips to share on what’s worked for you? Leave your comments below!

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