How to stay pos­i­tive at work

Lesotho Times - - Jobs & Tenders -

IT is im­por­tant to stay pos­i­tive at work in or­der to main­tain your pro­duc­tiv­ity. Some­times it may be very hard to stay pos­i­tive and see the glass half full. How­ever, in or­der to be­have pro­fes­sion­ally and keep do­ing your work, you need to learn how to bring up your mood. Be­low you can find some sim­ple tips to help you al­ways be pos­i­tive at work.

Smile and say pos­i­tive things A gen­uine smile will send your brain pos­i­tive sig­nals so you will start see­ing things in a pos­i­tive way. In or­der to keep this pos­i­tive at­ti­tude, say things like “sounds great,” “I would love to” and “thank you.” See­ing the good in things and show­ing your ap­pre­ci­a­tion to oth­ers will help you stay pos­i­tive all day long.

Build re­la­tion­ships with co-work­ers You don’t have to be best friends with your co-work­ers or know ev­ery de­tail of their lives. How­ever, hav­ing a friendly and re­spect­ful re­la­tion­ship with your co-work­ers, man­agers and oth­ers will make your work­place seem more pos­i­tive. Re­mem­ber, you see these peo­ple at least 40 hours a week which is more than you see your real friends. There­fore, treat­ing them in a nice man­ner will ease your life.

Dec­o­rate your desk You are spend­ing most of your time in the of­fice at your desk. There­fore, dec­o­rate your desk with pic­tures of loved ones, sou­venirs from places you’ve vis­ited and mo­ti­va­tional motto cards. You can also bring your own cof­fee mug, some plants or posters of your favourite movies. Mak­ing your workspace com­fort­able and adding your own touch will make you feel hap­pier and as a re­sult, in­crease your mo­ti­va­tion.

Learn some­thing new Keep in­vest­ing in your­self and try to learn some­thing new. This will make you feel ac­com­plished. You don’t even need to spend money to at­tend classes, sem­i­nars or work­shops for this. You can try free on­line classes or videos on Youtube to im­prove your skills. Oth­er­wise, if you wish, you can share your knowl­edge with oth­ers and try to teach them a new skill.

Re­ward your­self Re­ward your­self for ev­ery goal you achieve or task you com­plete. You can give your­self small treats like eat­ing your favourite desert in the af­ter­noon, see­ing a new movie af­ter work or buy­ing that purse you have been crav­ing for.

Giv­ing your­self small gifts will make you proud of your­self, in­crease your self-es­teem and there­fore, stay pos­i­tive.

IN or­der to be­have pro­fes­sion­ally and keep do­ing your work, you need to learn how to bring up your mood.

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