As a general rule, it's often difficult to stay positive in the workplace. This is especially the case when two factors are in play:
It's not surprising that when you're most positive, you're also more productive. And when you're more productive, you're also more valuable to your employer. And when you're more valuable to your employer, your employer is more likely to reward you for that value.
So with all of that in mind, how do you stay positive (and productive) in the face of circumstances that are anything but?
Below are four steps for staying positive in the workplace:
#1 - Focus on the positive aspects of your job.
Hopefully, there is at least one positive aspect of your current job. There might even be two or three. Strive to focus on those aspects on a daily basis. This can serve to help lift your spirits. However, if there is not even one such aspect, then it could be more difficult to carry a positive frame of mind.
#2 - Focus on your positive attributes as an employee.
More than likely, there is something that you do well. (That's why the company hired you in the first place.) In addition, the thing that you do well might also be something that you enjoy doing. If that's the case, then it can be a source of positivity. It can also help to make you more confident in your abilities.
#3 - Reflect upon positive things that have happened during your employment.
Perhaps you've been commended for your performance. Maybe you've even received official recognition or an award. ("Employee of the Month," anybody?) These are things upon which to reflect when you need to stay both positive and encouraged. That's because if positive things happened in the past, then they can certainly happen again in the future.
#4 - Consider the next step in your career.
Everybody needs something to look forward to. That's one of the ways to turn a negative mindset into a positive one. However, if there's nothing to look forward to at your current job, then what can you do? Start thinking about your next career move! That's because making such a move might be the only way that you can do anything about the things that are contributing to your negative mindset in the first place.
So forget about the winter blues and the seasonal blahs. Take these positive, proactive steps and start feeling better about your job, your workplace and your career.
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