How to turn a frown upside down when at work

How to turn a frown upside down when at work
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If you feel like you’re having a bad day, make a note of what went wrong. (File photo)
If you feel like you’re having a bad day, make a note of what went wrong. (File photo)

No matter how bad you think your day is, you can always turn it around. We’ve all been there; sometimes you just wake up with that obvious “bad mood syndrome”, and everything after that just doesn’t go right. But you know what they say, happiness is a choice. So choose to turn any bad day around and be happy.

Thankfully, we have made this choice easier for you. All you have to do is try these 5 simple things and see how your day goes.

1. Move Around

move around

When you’re at work, leave your desk and take a walk. You could go to a colleague’s desk and have a non-electronic conversation. Try to put yourself in a different physical location and you will see how it shifts your mood instantaneously. Find out if you’re a networking pro (and how you can improve) with this Bayt.com quiz.

2. Do One Good Deed

practice gratitude

Try to do one thing that your brain will consider an accomplishment, and this will make you feel immediately victorious. It could be as simple as picking up a healthy snack as opposed to junk food, sending a thank you message, or even praising someone. Here are some of the good deeds we’ve done last year.

3. Adjust Your Expectations

adjust your expectations

They say a lot of bad days start because we set unrealistic expectations, so try to make a list of 3 things that you can definitely get done in any given day, and then feel satisfied when you complete them. Don’t try to fit in all the things that you have to do. Here are the three secrets of getting more out of your time.

4. Practice Gratitude

do one good deed

When you’re really feeling the blues and thinking how bad your day is going, just grab a sticky note and pen to write down 5 things you’re grateful for. It could be as simple as “I’m happy that it’s a sunny day today.” Or it could be someone you feel grateful to have in your life. Keep the sticky note by your PC so you can take a look at those 5 things as often as needed. Here’s how you can make a difference this year.

5. Learn From the Past

learn from the past

The next time you feel like you’re having a bad day, make a note of what went wrong. This could be really helpful for you to learn what triggers the stress and how to cope with it in the future.

By Juan Kurdi 

This article originally appeared in Bayt.com.
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