October 30, 2013
"I HAVE THE THICKEST PELT IN THE BUILDING...I HAVE THE THICKEST PELT IN THE BUILDING..."
How to Be Happy at Work (Miriam Salpeter, 10/30/13, US News)
Posted by Orrin Judd at October 30, 2013 12:26 PMSince most people spend a majority of their time at work, here are some of Bijou's suggestions for how to remain upbeat and positive on the job.1. Help a colleague or co-worker. One of the quickest and most effective ways to change a "poor me" attitude is to reach out to someone in the workplace who could use your mentoring or assistance with a project. "Give without expecting anything in return," Bijou says. "This instantly shifts the focus from you to another person," and changes your perspective from an attitude based on anger, fear or sadness to one that's positive, helping and generous.2. Improve your personal brand. "There's always one person in the workplace whom everyone is happy to see," Bijou says. That's the person who smiles when she sees you, takes bad news lightly and gives genuine compliments or support frequently. Bijou says changing how others perceive you will also change how you feel about yourself. "People will love to work with you because you're happy. What they don't know is that you're making yourself happier in the process." [...]4. Replace the negative chatter. According to Bijou, one way to neutralize unhappy thoughts is to find a statement about yourself that is 100 percent true and can't possibly be refuted - then keep repeating it until you feel better. This creates a new, positive thought pattern that replaces the negative one