Keeping your spirits up in today’s hectic business environment can be difficult. Try these tactics when you feel negativity and self-doubt creeping in:
- Think of something you’re grateful for. It could be a professional accomplishment or a personal relationship. Bring it to your mind and talk to yourself about it. You’ll find that you can’t keep two different emotions in your mind at the same time.
- Find something you like about your life. Focus on some positive aspect of your life and expand on it. For example, are you creative? How does this help you enjoy life? How does this help you do your job better?
- Look forward to something. It could be a movie you want to see or a vacation you’re planning to take. Picture it in your mind as vividly as you can—the colors, smells, sounds, and other sensations. A short mental break like this can combat negativity.