How to Keep a Positive Attitude at Work
As the saying goes, you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. And at work, a positive attitude is a great attribute for any team member. Here are some tips on how to present an enthusiastic demeanor at work to help create a positive environment for yourself and those around you.
Start fresh each day. A good attitude for the day starts first thing in the morning. Get seven or more hours of sleep each night so that you can wake up refreshed and ready to tackle the day. If you need coffee or breakfast to be at your best, then make sure you have time to fit it into your routine. If exercise gets your endorphins moving, then plan a walk or run before leaving for the office. Taking care of yourself in the morning can set the stage for a much happier day.
Set an action plan. Use Boise® X-9® Multi-Use Copy paper to write a list of goals for the day, and cross things off as they are finished. The feeling of accomplishment from getting things done will improve your mood and keep you productive.
Stay engaged. The more interest you show in a project, the more interested you will become. Research new topics to spark your knowledge and share information to get thoughts flowing. Before any meeting, prepare 2-3 key questions to ask or ideas to share. This demonstrates critical thinking and shows you are interested in the project.
Use encouraging language. Use positive language when communicating with others to foster an environment where it is safe to offer ideas and facilitate discussion. If you have constructive criticism to offer, lead with what you liked first, to show balanced input. And if you disagree with someone, make sure to listen as well as talk so that you can have productive discussion, not just arguments.
Be social. All work and no play makes every workplace dull. Establish relationships with coworkers, taking time to chat about common interests. Join your peers for lunch away from your desk, or plan a coffee break with a friend to avoid getting bogged down and keep your energy levels high.
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