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9 Ways to Be Positive at Work – Mike Souheil

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1. Every day an opportunity

Never stop learning. That you no longer go to college or university does not mean you should stop learning. Learn everything you can from each experience in your work . About your colleagues, your tasks, your boss …

Each person has a way of working but you will know the union is strength. For example, every time my colleagues ask me a question, I not only try to solve it, but I also contribute my point of view on how I would do it and how I do things.

You will give them ideas that surely would not have come without your input. And the same thing the other way around. Do not hesitate to share your doubts with your colleagues. They can help you more than you think.

3. Smart Breaks

It is impossible to work 8 hours in a row with the same intensity. So take a break every hour and a half of about 5 minutes. Take a little walk around the office, wash your face, cool off a bit … Whatever it takes to disconnect from your tasks. You will see how when you return from your rest, you will be with the batteries charged until the next rest.

I do not ask you to know the date of your wedding or the name of your children but having a good relationship with your co-workers will make your job a more attractive place. What did you think of last night’s movie, the time it takes today …

5. Join the party

Participate in activities after work. A weekend dinner, a few drinks or a simple coffee in the afternoon. Whatever, but do not miss the opportunity to spend time with your co-workers outside of work.

This will help you to create a community among you that will unite you more to them. They will no longer be simple coworkers. And therefore, going to work now or it will be a torture (or at least as much as before).

6. Your personal signature

Make your workplace a unique place. Whether on your desk, your office, in the office, in the classroom … Motivating phrases in post it, photos of your family, even take your own cup for coffee. All in order to make yours the space you have set aside to work.  It’s like a small part of you.

7. One by one

Better to do 4 tasks and finish them than not to start 7 and not finish any. If you work on the same task until you finish it, you will not waste time or concentration. On the other hand, if your head is in 4 things at once you will be in all of them and at the same time in none. Your effectiveness will go down and the result of the task will not be so good.

By focusing on a task you have everything focused and oriented to it. There are no interruptions or distractions. So you know, one by one.

8. Very good!

Reward for your achievements. Finish the task of the day sooner than you thought, finally finish a report, let the boss congratulate you on your work … You need to tell you that you have done well when you have done well. Even if it’s something small, you’ll be proud of yourself and you’ll want more and more.

9. Smile more

When you greet your colleagues, when you go down the hall, to a meeting .. Smile even when you do not feel like doing it . It will make you feel better, and seeing a smile on your face will make others feel better too. 

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