Remember your first day on the job at a new organization? No history, no gossip, no intrigue, no politics, no unrealistic expectations, no cliques, no negativity.
Can you go back and experience that now that you’ve been working in the same place for a while?
Sort of. You have a choice about where you focus your mental and physical energy. Instead of ruminating on stuff you can’t mitigate or change, focus on what you can control. On bad days – stop, breathe and make conscious choices about what you’ll spend time thinking about and how you’ll behave.
Frustrations and challenges can’t be avoided, but you can always control what you pay attention to and how you act. While this may require some “fake it til you make it,” don’t believe that you can keep your negative attitude a secret by acting like you’re just fine. “How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.” David Joseph Schwartz
When you’re working on refocusing on constructive strategies, journal or talk to a trusted confidante if you need an outlet. This will help you choose to bring the best you to work every day.
How do you choose your attitude and your behavior? Comment below or send us a message.
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