Monday, July 18, 2022

Be Positive!

Accentuate the Positive

It’s hard to feel happy at work when we focus on the negative. Making the small shift to accentuating the positive can go a long way toward greater happiness at work.  Positive thinking is a choice.

Use a Daily Affirmation

One way to start your day off on a positive note and to focus on positivity throughout the day is to use a daily affirmation. Affirmations are simple, positive statements that you repeat either mentally or out loud. A simple affirmation is, “Today is going to be a great day.” You can write your own or use affirmations written by others. You might use the same affirmation each day or choose a new one every morning, week, or month. Some people find it helpful to print out or write their affirmation and keep it somewhere visible. There are beautiful pieces of art with affirmations available.


One way to stay positive is to surround yourself with positive people. While you may have to interact with people who are less than positive in order to accomplish tasks at work, you can choose to surround yourself with positive people whenever possible. This doesn’t mean choosing people who will never tell you hard truths or who never have a bad day, but it does mean choosing people who attempt to find the positive in even difficult situations, who act with compassion, and who seek to lift others up rather than bring them down.

Until next time ...

 




Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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