Ways to Enhance Your Mood at Work
There are six major emotions we deal with, sadness, anger, fear, joy, love, and peace. The first three are extremely important when it comes to our mood and life in general. They can be extremely important when it comes to our work. Since we spend about a third of our lives at work, our mood is important to the happiness we experience in the workplace.
There are ways in which we can enhance our mood at work if we just buckle down and give it a try by doing some of the following:
Stop the “What-iffing” and Deadlining”
“What-iffing” is something many people are guilty of. This is when they are focused on what they think they should have done or said but didn’t. This is something that simply isn’t going to help your mood during work. Then there is “deadlining” and this is worrying about all of your projects coming up or what the outcome of something is going to be.
If a person is too worried about their past or what’s to come in the future they aren’t going to have any time to be happy during the present moment. To help increase your mood then you need to stop doing this. Just take a few deep breaths and stop thinking about things you did and can’t change same as the future. When you do this, you will feel better.
Drown Out All Negative Chatter
Most negative thoughts are things that most people tell themselves that are usually not true and most of the time is based on some false assumption that is derived from sadness, fear, and anger. Negative thoughts are going to put a halt to a good mood immediately so it is important to stop them by finding some true statements about oneself and repeating those any time negative thoughts start to pop up.
In the first place, gossip is just wrong to do and it doesn’t help anyone. When a person gets involved with gossip and starts putting others down or complains constantly about someone else, it’s not going to make things better and it only makes things worse for the person doing it. It definitely is not going to enhance your mood at work.
Always Be Grateful, Not Grumpy
If a person is having a bad day at work, the best thing to do is to take a short timeout and try to concentrate on someone or something that they really love. Try to remember a fun trip you had with a friend or loved one or anything that puts a smile on your face. When you stop and think of something that you are grateful for you’ll be amazed at how quickly your grumpiness will go away. It’s like recharging your batteries.
Just Get Over It
One of the most common things people do is dwell on something that they may have done wrong. Dwelling on things is never going to put a person in a good mood, especially at work. The important thing here is to learn how to accept what is. It’s important to remind oneself that things and people are what they are and not the way that you want them to be. Also, if you make a mistake, learn from it and move on.
Find the Source of the Bad Mood
It’s important that when you are in a bad mood you shouldn’t wait for it to go away on its own. One important thing you can do is ask why you are feeling the way that you are feeling. Was it because of something your spouse said or did before you left for work? Was it because of something sad or tragic that might have happened on the job? Whatever it is, it’s important to address the specific issue and then honor your emotions and move through them. This can help you keep them from casting a dark shadow over your entire day.
Try to Be the Happy One at Work
Even though it can be difficult for a lot of us, it’s important to try to approach your day with an attitude that is upbeat. When you do this, those around you are going to respond in a positive manner. Being in a happy mood is contagious. It’s important to try and pass on a good mood with happy vibes. Try to avoid work squabbles by just smiling and then make statements that are positive about the good things you see about your job.
Put Yourself in Someone Else’s Shoes
Too often people are self-absorbed and tend to not see others around them and consider that they too might have problems in life or just at work. This does not help anyone nor their moods. It’s a good idea to sometimes stop and listen to other people. When you listen to others it can be the ultimate gift of giving and it can bring about the feeling of connection and even love. Happiness at work will come when other workers have a sense that everyone is in it together.