WORK

Mantras to get you through a tough day at the of­fice.

Simply Her (Singapore) - - SimplyHer - BY SASHA GONZALES

YOU’VE GOT THE MON­DAY BLUES

Re­mem­ber this line: “Can’t noth­ing bring me down… Be­cause I’m happy.” – From the song Happy by Phar­rell Wil­liams, on the

De­spi­ca­ble Me 2 sound­track The take­away mes­sage: This line from the in­fec­tiously up­beat pop hit is a re­minder to not let any­thing get in the way of your pos­i­tive mind­set. Count your bless­ings and, if you need to pep your­self up, put this song on auto-re­play!

YOU FEEL LIKE GIV­ING UP IN THE MID­DLE OF A DIF­FI­CULT PROJECT

Re­mem­ber this line: “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

– Henry Ford The take­away mes­sage: It’s easy to come up with ex­cuses for why you should give up or not do the best you’re ca­pa­ble of. You can change that neg­a­tive mood in an in­stant sim­ply by telling your­self that you can do it.

YOU JUST BOTCHED A BIG PRE­SEN­TA­TION

Re­mem­ber this line: “Let it go, let it go! Turn my back and slam the door.” – From the song Let It Go by Demi Lo­vato, on the Frozen sound­track The take­away mes­sage: So you didn’t do as great as you’d hoped but so what? If you can’t do any­thing to change the out­come, there’s no point re­vis­it­ing the sit­u­a­tion in your head. Leave it be­hind you, move on and make like the cheer­ful snow­man Olaf.

YOUR BOSS OR COL­LEAGUE JUST CRIT­I­CISED YOUR WORK

Re­mem­ber this line: “You shoot me down but I won’t fall, I am ti­ta­nium.”

– From the song Ti­ta­nium by David Guetta The take­away mes­sage: The more you dwell on what your boss or col­league said and how he said it, the less mo­ti­vated you will feel to work or do a good job. Make a note of their con­struc­tive com­ments, ac­knowl­edge where you went wrong, and don’t think about it again.

YOU’RE EX­PE­RI­ENC­ING A MID-AF­TER­NOON SLUMP

Re­mem­ber this line:

“Run, For­rest, run!” – From the movie For­rest Gump The take­away mes­sage: Don’t let a lit­tle fa­tigue de­rail you from the task at hand. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and tell your­self to just keep go­ing.

YOU’RE NER­VOUS ABOUT AN IM­POR­TANT MEET­ING

Re­mem­ber this line: “Baby, you’re a re­work. Come on, show ’em what you’re worth. Make ’em go, ah, ah, ah.”

– From the song Fire­work by Katy Perry The take­away mes­sage: Don’t let your nerves get to you. You know you’re pre­pared and that you’ve got what it takes to wow every­body in the room. Now find your con­fi­dence and re­as­sure your­self that you’ll do a bril­liant job.

YOU’RE TO­TALLY STRESSED OUT BY DEAD­LINES

Re­mem­ber this line: “Re­lax, take it easy. For there is noth­ing that we can do.”

– From the song Re­lax, Take It Easy by Mika The take­away mes­sage: Stress is en­ergy-drain­ing. In­stead of work­ing your­self into a tizzy over things you can’t con­trol, calm down and do what you can as ef­fi­ciently as pos­si­ble rather than waste time pan­ick­ing.

YOU HAVE TO WORK OVER­TIME

Re­mem­ber this line: “I do not know any­one who has got to the top with­out hard work.”

– Mar­garet Thatcher

The take­away mes­sage: If you have to put in those few ex­tra hours at the end of your work­day, you know it’s got to pay off. So try not to feel bad for your­self and re­mem­ber that a lit­tle hard work never killed any­one.

YOUR GOS­SIPY COL­LEAGUES ARE GET­TING ON YOUR NERVES

Re­mem­ber this line: “Strong minds dis­cuss ideas, av­er­age minds dis­cuss events, weak minds dis­cuss peo­ple.” – Socrates The take­away mes­sage: Your col­leagues’ gossiping re­veals the type of peo­ple they are – and thank good­ness you only have to work with them, not so­cialise with them, so why should it mat­ter?

YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH DE­MAND­ING CLIENTS

Re­mem­ber this line: “A wise king never seeks out war. But he must al­ways be ready for it.”

– From the movie Thor The take­away mes­sage: You know that work­ing with tough clients is part of your job, so rather than fight them or let them wind you up and sap your en­ergy, tell your­self that you’ve got what it takes to han­dle them (and think of the hunky Chris Hemsworth while you’re at it).

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