How to Keep a Positive Attitude at Work in 5 Steps

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Going into your daily routine can sometimes be exhausting, but having a bad attitude about it will probably make it worse for you and eventually ruin your entire day. Starting the day with a positive mind and keeping it that way throughout the day, will help you be much happier and productive, not only at work, but also at home.

Looking at the positive side of things when you're feeling down can always improve your mood. For example, if you don't want to go to work, think of how lucky you are to have a good job. You can also follow these 5 simple steps to not only be the life of the party at the office, but also completely change your daily routine:

1. Wake up a bit earlier to do something you enjoy. Waking up early in the morning might not be your cup of tea, but if you get out of bed with a few minutes to spare, you might take that time to do an activity that you enjoy, like watching TV, browsing through your favorite social networks, exercising, or even spending some time with your better half.

2. Take the time to have a nice, long breakfast. It’s absolutely impossible to keep your enthusiasm up if you’re hungry, especially if you have to work your butt off at the office later. Take the time to read the news, check out Instagram, or flip through a magazine.

3. Watch sitcoms. Laughter is the best medicine; watching some comedies can improve your mood and help you relax, so you can deal with your responsibilities later. But be careful not to use this as an excuse to procrastinate!

4. Don’t let small things ruin your day. Are you stuck in traffic? Then listen to the radio. Is your radio broken? Then roll your windows down and sing while you’re enjoying the morning breeze. The windows won’t roll down? Then you should probably buy a new car. You should learn to deal with your problems, starting with the smallest ones, so you can go through that rough patch without letting it ruin your day.

5. Just smile. Everything gets easier when you smile, people treat you better, you instantly become more likeable, and people are suddenly more open to listening to any suggestions that you might have; you can probably get away with whatever you want just by putting a nice smile on your face.

There will always be obstacles, you’re definitely going to have difficult days, even days when you feel like everything is falling apart. But we got news for you, if you smile, hang in there, and handle things with humor, everything will get a lot better.

Vanessa Fardi
Digital Copy Editor