It’s one of those days where you are surrounded by colleagues who seem intent on letting you know just how bad their life is, whilst simultaneously consuming all the good vibes in the room.
Don’t misunderstand me, I’m a good listener and always have an ear available for someone who needs it. I’m talking about the people whose glass is never half full and always, always have a drama they need to tell you about!
If you’ve encountered these lovely folks at any time you know how exhausting, boring and down right annoying they can be. You might even find you become less like your cheerful self the more time you spend around them.
Firstly, remember everyone is on a journey. From time to time we all have stuff on our mind and in our lives and sometimes we have to accept it is what it is. Depending on how much time and energy this requires, our stores can become more depleted than usual.
“It’s not the trek that smothers our spirit but the toughness of the terrain”
I said that.
Secondly, instead of focusing on the negatives look for the positives. Search out ways to improve someone’s day and in turn it will lift your spirits.
Here’s seven ideas to introduce a little positivity in your workplace:
💛 Smile every time you greet someone – it’s contagious!
💛 Grab a drink for someone else whilst making yours – always appreciated
💛 Compliment someone on a job well done – even if it’s their job!
💛 Offer a listening ear to someone who you feel needs one
💛 Give someone your undivided attention over lunch
💛 Bring in goodies for your colleagues – anonymously is always fun!
💛 Put a motivational quote on the mirror in the ladies bathroom – guaranteed to be seen
Pick one that you could do this week.
Just one small change might be all you need to help someone (and yourself) smile a little more at work..
Be known for your positivity and sparkle. Leave a shimmering trail wherever you go.