• Laura Butler

Learn how to stay positive in the work place with these 5 easy steps

“If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining”

Guy Finley’s famous quote is something I’ve always found very true and accurate.

The stress and pressure of keeping up in today’s fast-paced work environment can easily overwhelm anyone. But you can always do your own part to turn things around.

But why is it so important to stay positive in your workplace?

In the words of Wade Boggs;

“ A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events,andoutcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.”

Aside from helping you boost workplace productivity and efficiency, a positive work environment will also improve your mental and emotional health.

But how can you stay positive in your work environment?

So, if you want to stay positive amidst all of the negativities that often accompanies our work life, here are my top five tips to help you.

Be aware of your environment

The first thing you need to do is to recognize your environment.

Does the atmosphere feel comforting or draining? If it is draining, it obviously is a bad energy. Once you’re aware of the environment, you can then start taking steps to identify and handle the situation.

Play your own part in promoting positivity

A lot of people also forget that they may also be a part ofthe reasons for this bad energy at their workplace. Those office gossips and conversations can have a great impact. Your tendency to always denigrate and criticize others can hurt you as well. So, to begin with, plug the negativity leak on your own end.

Do away with toxic situations

Do away with every avenue and channel for negativity and try to surround yourself with positive vibes and positive people. Negativity is contagious so you want to avoid it so it doesn’t ruin your sunshine.

Praise and acknowledge others

Rather than criticize and denigrate others at every slight opportunity, choose to be positive. Start with being meaningful and constructive in your criticisms and praise and acknowledge the goodness in co-workers as well.

Smile and spread a little love

Just like negativity is contagious, positivity too can be spread. Why not be the one who makeseveryone smile even in the most stressful situations. Spread the lovein your workplace and smile, even if you’re faking it.


Let’s not forget that we’ll need help at times too.

Seek support or take a break when you need it. Don’t take out your frustrations on colleagues. Rather, try and have a support system in place to lighten your mood when you’re stressed. Coworkers, as well as managers, are the most suitable in this case.

Keep the positive energy flowing and spend your work days happy.

You deserve to be happy. You deserve to live a life you’re excited about. Don’t let others make you forget that.

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