Surround Yourself with Positive Energy
Those around you have a big impact on how you are feeling and your ability to attract other people. Positive people help you build your own self confidence and help you see the possibilities around you. Negative people chip away at your confidence and add very little to moving forward. Positive people attract more people with positive attitudes and negative people attract more negative attitudes. So who do you want to attract?
It sounds so easy doesn’t it? But what do you do when you are in a work place that is filled with negative energy and people? How do you maintain a positive attitude when you are the only bright spot in the place and changing jobs is not a possibility? Well there are a few things you can do.
First really search, look outside your department or unit, to see if there isn’t someone who might share your positive outlook. Maybe someone in another area of the company is feeling the same way you are and is searching for the same thing. If you find this person make it a point to spend some time each day in her/his company; form a lunch group or a break time group. Consider inviting others who might be on the cusp of a positive outlook and could be lured to the bright side.
If work is not the place to find positive energy and company, then search elsewhere. Join a book group or a gardening group, or a church group. Find space that is rich with people who see the glass as half full and become a regular in their company. Surrounding yourself with positive energy is good for your physical health as well as mental health. You are more productive when you work with people who are positive.
In this new year give yourself the gift of a positive attitude and energy. Surround yourself with people have a positive focus.