All too often I seem to hear about stories where people express an unrelenting dissatisfaction with their job, or their school life. Are pressures of the everyday a lot to take at one time? Of course it is. So then my question to everyone is: why don’t we embrace it more? You have more power than you think, and you have the choice to be content about the day if you want.
There is no use feeling down or overwhelmed during the day – such attitudes will prevent you from, well, being you. I’d like to tell you how you can change the perspective of your day, everyday, which in turn will make your productivity and interaction with others much more noticeable.
The alarm clock is going off unforgivingly, and you already have a bad attitude about what to expect today at work or school- this is not a good way to get started. You’re already going to go in and bring everyone down around you, and as a result, your work might suffer. It amazes me when I see people put themselves down so much before anything bad has even happened in the first place. It’s a very uncomfortable situation to be in when someone acts like that. There is another perspective that you should consider:
The alarm clock is going off unforgivingly, and you’re thankful that you have somewhere to be today. No matter how difficult your job is, you know that someone is depending on your services, because they know of how capable you are. This right here should provide you with a little more confidence. So what if things are going to get hard to deal with? No one at your job is going to make you do something that is impossible, and if they do, then that clearly is not the place to be working. You can take it on.
Simply put: just take everything one at a time. If your job requires a lot of multitasking, don’t see it as something that you can’t perform efficiently. Once again, nothing positive can come about if your approach is anxiety-ridden. You know exactly what has to be done, so just take it on! If you just take a minute, and realize that you are indeed capable of all the tasks brought forth, everything will take care of itself.
So maybe it was a great day, or it was the kind that you couldn’t wait for it to be over. Either way, you should feel great that it happened at all. No matter how indirectly you might think, your services were needed today, and you made someone else’s day easier and better. Your contributions are of great value to someone else, and I don’t know about you, but that’s a great feeling.
This scenario is of course very simple, and I could get into more details, but hopefully you get the idea. The point is to not less stress and negative feelings influence who you are and what you let your day become. When you exhibit yourself as a positive person, then others will too. A lot of people think that is not a true fact, but look up “emotional contagion” on the internet, and you will learn how positivity creates positivity and vise versa.
I speak of this need to be more grateful because after I graduated college a year ago, I was unemployed for quite a while. I am fortunate enough to start a job I love only a little more than a month ago, and my attitude has totally changed. Being unemployed happens, and that in itself is a process to overcome. I think the worst part of the day while being unemployed was the morning for me, because I knew I had nowhere to be that day. I hated the fact that I was not needed for a job, and that the day was going to come to a close with nothing to show for it. Cover letter after cover letter meant no guarantees, but the prospect in itself was enough to keep me from losing it.
Sure, not everything is going to be an easy ride, and that is okay. Take every opportunity you can to develop yourself as a person. Work is tough, but you’ll get to where you need to be. Just appreciate it more. Yes, you have somewhere to be now; out of the house and on to bigger things. So all I can suggest is to consider that the next time you are experiencing the morning, mid-day or night.