A Simple Approach to Staying Positive, Gratitude, and Kindness at Work

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A positive attitude during the day can do wonders for our health, energy levels, and overall happiness. If you’re having a bad day, it’s easy to let your mind slip into an unproductive and negative state of being. The key is to avoid focusing on the negative and steer your thoughts toward the positive.


In contrast, you face challenges and obstacles every day. And it’s easy to give in to a negative mindset when setbacks happen. But what if you could change your thinking to stay positive, even in hard times? 


Here are a few simple strategies you can use to help you stay positive, be more grateful and show more kindness at work.


Positive self-talk is one of the most common strategies used to help build confidence and achieve success. It is the process of encouraging yourself with positive, encouraging words and thoughts. To be honest, positive self-talk isn’t unique to just achieving your goals. It can be implemented in the normal matters of life. An example of positive self-talk would be telling yourself “I can do this” or I will do my best”. Another great way to use positive self-talk is to take a mental note of the things you do well and often.


Furthermore, many positive benefits talking positively can provide for you in many aspects of life. 


  • Positive self-talk can increase your focus, confidence and improve your decision-making.
  • Positive self-talk is an important skill that can be used to aid different situations. When you talk positively to yourself, it is easier to think positively and make better choices. This can further improve your skills and develop your talents. 


A great example of self-talk at work is every athlete and their mental coach. The athlete’s coach is constantly telling them to talk to themselves as an opportunity to improve their attitude and play better in matches. By using positive self-talk, you can improve your skills and your confidence within yourself.


Be Generous With Your Time

Generosity is the ability to give and share. It is to love, be kind and share. Being generous with your time and energy is a great way to show kindness to others, especially your coworkers. It’s the little things that can create a happier, more positive work environment. Your coworkers will appreciate your kindness, and in return, they will show their gratitude towards you. 


Moreover, being generous is all about giving freely. There are many aspects of being generous with your time at work, but some are more important than others. For example, it’s important to be generous with your emotions and feelings, and the time you spend with coworkers. Being generous with your time is a selfless act and is a great way to help someone else!


Hence, if you are stuck in a job that you feel is going nowhere, think of ways you can be kind to your co-workers. Giving a compliment or volunteering to help someone out with a project is a great way to make yourself stand out. Keep your surroundings positive by making kind gestures and saying kind words. You’ll find that people will notice and they will be more likely to help make your career a constructive one.


Actively Look For Ways to Contribute in Social Situations

People involved in social situations often find themselves thinking about what to say next. If you want to contribute to the conversation, be sure to actively look for ways to participate. By actively looking for ways to contribute, you will be more likely to have things to say. A great way to make this a habit is to keep an eye out for any types of questions that your friends or acquaintances might have.


On top of that, being from a group or organization often comes with the pressure to contribute. If you’re put on the spot and try to think of something to say that’s relevant, chances are you’ll falter. Instead of waiting for someone to ask for your thoughts, actively look for ways to contribute in social situations. While you don’t necessarily have to speak up at every opportunity, you can add your ideas to the discussion when they are relevant. You can also recommend a book, movie, or TV show that you liked and why. This will show you don’t just sit on the sidelines and that you’re an interesting person with opinions and passions!


Lastly, here are some helpful ways to show you actively look for ways to contribute in social situations:


✔️A group discussion can be a great opportunity to learn new things 

✔️It’s never too late to become a part of one 

✔️Be prepared to share your ideas, opinions, and feelings.

✔️If you’re shy and quiet, it might be helpful to write down some thoughts before the discussion

✔️You can also practice expressing your opinions aloud, without any fear.


Truly, the simple act of being kind and showing gratitude can go a long way in boosting your mental health and well-being at work. We hope that you walk away with a few ideas to help you focus on being kind and showing gratitude at work, and in your life at large.


Do it now by staying positive, being grateful, and being kind at work!