There is one thing that trainers can’t teach, managers can’t force, and only you can control—that’s your attitude! In the workplace, there are many circumstances and outcomes outside of your control. However, your reaction, and your ability to remain positive is one thing you have total control over.

Here are 3 Ways to Foster Positivity in the Workplace:

  1. Speak kindly of others. We all know that golden rule, if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. The thoughts we think and the words we speak make a big difference in our view of things. Make sure to give others the benefit of the doubt, and speak kindly of them. Give people kudos for a job well done, and keep your narrative positive when you speak of others. Show appreciation and say “thank you” more often. Kindness is contagious, and others will follow suit.  Try to see the best in others instead of focusing on their shortcomings.
  2. Be proactive. Go out of your way to help others. This attitude of generosity will inevitably make you feel more positive. You will experience a sense of joy and fulfillment when you help others in need. This will also foster a culture of teamwork, and it will improve everyone’s spirits. Proactively collaborate with others, elicit feedback, and ask for help when you need it.
  3. Take Care of Yourself Outside of Work. It’s very difficult to be positive at work when you’re bogged down by issues outside of work. Try to get a good night’s rest, exercise regularly, eat healthy, and take care of yourself. This will improve your attitude overall, and you will be more positive in every aspect of your life. Arrive to work early, so you’re not stressed out rushing to your first meeting. Take time to plan your day, and define your objectives to stay on track. Don’t let outside forces impact your attitude at work.