​How To Stay Positive At Work - Jobs​​

By: | 03/22/2013 09:30 AM ET

How To Stay Positive At Work - It’s important to know that it’s not always easy to get along with others at your work in 2013, but we have some advice on being positive and how to stay focused. It can be tough during the bad times, but keep in mind that you’re allowed to have a good day. Always remember that no job is worth losing sleep over.

How To Stay Positive At Work

Company downsizing is something most people face, and it’s a fact of life. When this happens, tensions in the workplace will rise, and there will be ongoing rumors. In fact, your own boss is usually scared too, which is why he throws more tantrums. Most people leave and find a better job.

It probably doesn’t help that the coworker in the next cubicle grumbles in response to your morning greeting. Most of the time you’ll discover that, in fact, you cannot — and should not — own that negativity. A comment in a popular women’s magazine was quite telling: You would be depressed if you knew how seldom people were really thinking about you.

In other words, it is not about you as much as you might think it is.

Is it permanent? The popular expression, “This too shall pass,” applies here. The extent to which you can see light at the end of the tunnel is the extent to which you can remain positive. Those who dwell on the negative are likely to think the light they see at the end of the tunnel looks like an oncoming train.

Imagine yourself working for an industry that was safe from job cuts. Your job is immune from all the downsizing, right? So you can imagine what shock and impact it would have on you and others if the company started slashing jobs.

It’s better to know now that any situation like this is one is to counteract it because you will not be able to change the negativity. Start by finding ways to counteract the nonnegotiable negatives. Better yet, find a positive option that might provide financial fallback if you lose your job.

Life is full of obstacles, but look at them from another viewpoint. They are challenges put there for us to walk through. You will be challenged in life, and when you are, it will be easier to be negative than to be positive about the situation.

When others around you are negative, it’s a sign that they want you to be miserable too, but you need to uphold the rule and remain positive.