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Helpful tips for maintaining a positive attitude at your workplace

An employee’s attitude at workplace has an impact not only on his own efficacybut also on the morale of other’s around him. One who conduits negative energy at workplace is sure to affect everyone in the vicinity. Numerous researches conducted all over the world indicate that workers who are happy and satisfied are more likely to perform better at workplaces than those who are not.

A person with negative attitude prevents his own professional growth and is likely to be shunned by employers. Professionals must therefore gear up to mend their attitude if they want to succeed. In nutshell, maintaining positive attitude is the key and here are some pointers that will help you with this.

  • Be positive

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Every time you go to work, maintain calm and compost behavior. Do not let the negative thoughts to build up in your mind. Go to your workplace with positive mindset. A positive mind radiates positive energy and makes the whole atmosphere conducive to work.

  • Be appreciative

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Do appreciate other’s achievements. An appreciative attitude will open up the blocked channels of communication in your personality and in the process makes you more social. Be gracious with your coworkers,praise them for all their achievements and acknowledge their contributions in a project sincerely. Participate in all the events your colleagues organize (in the office or outside), and celebrate with them to the fullest. This will bring you out of your cocoon and make you forthcoming and socialized.

  • Recharge yourself

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If you feel that your energy levels are taking a dip and you are simply slouching on your desk, it is time to recharge yourself. Be enthusiastic about anything and everything in the job. Do notconsiderregular work as dull routine and new work assigned as burden. Love your job.

Accept criticism. Your enthusiasm will create positive attitude around you, therebymaking your work more enjoyable. Participating in officialfunctions,social occasions and gatherings will make you more friends and enhance your positive experience at the workplace.

  • Avoid negativity

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Having a negative thought process or companying someone with negative thoughts about almost everything around can make you a pessimist too. In the company of co-workers with positive mindset, you can easily thwart negative thoughts from building up. If you find it difficult to be enthusiastic about your job, think of all the good things you love to do in your life. Each one of us has some cherished ambitions. Project those ambitions every time negative thoughts begin to build up.

  • Be a learner

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Learning is a lifelong process. The way to success is perfection and it comes only through constantly learning from the experiences of others and your own mistakes.

  • Take a break

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Sometimes excessive fatigue and monotonous routine drains the energy of a person,which in turn can develop negative job attitudes.When boredom/monotony begins to appear at work, take a break. Go on a holiday, do some social work and involve yourself in activities that you love the most. Doing something different after regular intervals will help youshed of the negativity and perform better.

  • Lean to move on

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Despite reprimands and humiliations that you might experience at workplace, move on. Forget all the bad experiences and focus on the future. If you cannot forgive someone, try to forget and concentrate on doing things positive things.

Attitude building and molding is after all a state of mind and those who are able to break the mold of a negative attitude are bound to succeed come whatever may.

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Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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