Keeping your spirits up in today’s hectic business environment can sometimes be difficult. Don’t let your workplace blues slow you down. Here is a list of things to do 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 achievement that you are grateful for. Whenever you are feeling down, 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. The feeling of gratitude will likely block out your negative thoughts.
- Find something you like about yourself. Focus on some positive aspect of your life. this may be something you like about yourself or something that is going on in your life that you like, and then 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. Is there a movie you want to see or a vacation you’re planning to take? Picture it in your mind as vividly as you can—thinking of colors, smells, sounds, and other sensations. A short mental break like this can combat any workplace blues you may have.