Feeling bored, distracted, homesick, or unfocused at work is human. Totally natural. But remaining in a slump is optional. Changing your mood isn’t necessarily easy, but there is always a way.
Here are some phrases you can say to yourself when you want to create a dramatic turnaround in your day.
If You Are Feeling Exhausted
I need to rest. I recognize that. I am going to rest as soon as I can.
But right now, I’m at work. Which means it is time to do the best that I can with the energy I’ve got.
Best effort. Right now.
If You Are Feeling Frustrated With a Colleague
I can’t always control what other people do, but I am in charge of my responses and reactions. I don’t have to let this person bring me down. I am here to deliver my best. Full speed ahead.
If You Are Feeling Invisible, Like Your Work Doesn’t Really Matter
I don’t have to be the center of attention in order to make a meaningful impact in someone else’s life.
In fact, if I help even just one human being to have a better / calmer / happier / easier day, today, because of the work that I’m doing, then today is a success.
If You Are Feeling Anxious and Overwhelmed by Your Workload
I don’t have to do everything today, but I am going to do something today.
I will choose one task, right now, and commit to it with my whole heart.
If You Are Feeling Guilty Because You’ve Been Distracted or Procrastinating
Today is not over yet.
My heart is still beating. My lungs are still breathing. I am alive.
Which means it is not too late to do something creative, productive, and courageous. Today.
Not too late to behave like the person I want to be instead of continuing in a cycle of behavior that I might later regret. Today is not over yet!
What are the words that you need to hear, right now, to help you finish today on a high?
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Source: edited from TIME
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