Positivity In Business
Maintaining a good attitude, even when faced with difficulty
To practice Positivity I will:
- practice gratitude
- do good things for others
- make time to play and relax
- think hopeful thoughts
- understand that obstacles are there to challenge me
– Jill Tomey
Studies have shown that positive thinking creates better outcomes so how can you spread Positivity to the workplace? One way is to watch your language. Are you a whiner? Is your language negative? Using positive statements that express optimism and confidence, genuinely complimenting co-workers’ achievements, and expressing gratitude for their contributions will demonstrate a positive outlook and leave others feeling good.
Using humor appropriately to diffuse a situation can turn a negative into a positive. Even a simple smile can decorate the office with a happy feeling that improves your mood and those around you. Even when things go wrong, look for any good that may have happened and prepare to do better next time.
Finding ways to give to the community creates positive vibes in those who participate. When people from different departments or levels of the company work together on a non-work project, different bonds can be formed that would otherwise not happen. Feeling connected to others improves the culture of any group.
Read books and articles on Positive Thinking. Post inspirational quotes around the workplace or use them in your email signature. Write some positive affirmations dealing with negative issues so you can remain focused and positive. When negative thought patterns develop combat them with your rehearsed affirmations.
Practice good self-care by eating well, exercising, and placing emphasis on good sleep. This will help restore your energy and reduce stress which can help to eliminate negative thinking and help you power through adverse situations.
This month, picture Bing Crosby singing “Accentuate the Positive” and then do it.