Life is a humdrum affair where even a few moments of joy snatched should probably be gratefully acknowledged…
We are to maintain our mood and try our level best to feel and also appear calm at the same time. It is a fool’s business to stay grumpy and rest less always. Intelligent people fight with their moods in order to stay happy and calm always in all the ways. Just think… what a psychiatrist, first of all, tries in order to treat disturbed minds? The doctor gives his patients proper counselling. He treats our inner fears, our guilt, sorrows just by making us think in a positive manner. He acts like a mentor or close friend in order to treat his patients. So, if we befriend our own selves then we can become our own psychiatrist! We will know how to treat anxiety, anger, emotions when we are at work or any other place. It is very important for us to maintain our cool while at work or otherwise it will definitely affect our work adversely.
Hence, before we start with some better options, we should give these tips for maintaining a happy outlook on the job a chance. In order to thrive, we need to find ways and means to deal with pressure and uncertainty.
If we find ourselves desiring a greener work pastures, we should not immediately go and look for chosen career path right from the beginning. There are a number of scientific studies showing the deep connection between staying calm and productivity. Therefore, according to our specialized professional- and personal-growth objectives for administrative and executive assistants, here we suggest these tips for you to stay content at work:
It is better to Plan Ahead
Although we do not always know what is going to happen to us, we usually have an idea of the general pressures we may face each day. So, it is wise to decide of a few possibilities that could occur and how to handle them, in advance. A simple formula such as, “If this happens, I will do that,” can make the difference.
Wise to Keep Personal Problems Personal
See, when you are preoccupied with the personal issues, it becomes difficult to concentrate or be happy at work. Realize that nobody’s personal life is ever completely problem-free. Try to make a balance of home and work. Just as you prefer to let go of work to enjoy your time at home, it’s really important to leave all the personal worries at home in order to focus at work.
One thing at a time
For most of the people, multi-tasking usually leads to a good chaos. So, you should try to go in for one task at a time. Take your time to see it through, and head on to the next when the first one is completely done.
Don’t waste energy and time on small stuff
Every task is not equally important. Some can remain undone or be postponed for later with no major consequences. So, setting priorities helps to maintain a sense of control.
You must develop an Office Support System
When you are able to share your feelings with colleagues who understand, it will really help minimize stress. Gather a circle of colleagues who share similar backgrounds or lifestyles. This can take a lot of pressure off you when at work.
Eat Healthy and Drink Lots of Water
Maintain a well-balanced diet. Keep yourself properly hydrated throughout your workday. It can really make a big difference in your energy and attitude. You really will be ahead of the game if you manage to maintain a diet of whole foods. Try and avoid refined foods such as sugar and bread, or junk foods. Control on heavy calorie intake.
Do not feel overwhelmed, as it tends to intensify dissatisfaction. Manage the schedule in order to handle your workload. Set things according to your managing ability. A sense of empowerment arises from accomplishment. Try and become proactive and take control. You can feel a sense of enhanced confidence, satisfaction and motivation.
Working can be a very sedentary job, when in an office. So, take a few minutes during your workday, get up and move around a little.
Why not Count to 10?
When you feel like getting bombarded from every direction, take a short break and look at the thing with a reasonable mind. Just take a few seconds to count to 10 and it gives you the distance needed for a new perspective.
Do not change the Co-workers
It is nearly impossible to change anyone. So, change the way you react. Never let other people’s actions and reactions affect you adversely. Just try and figure out a way to resolve conflicts and tough uncomfortable situations.
Think of a reward outside of your job, and indulge yourself. It can be anything you like, dinner with friends, movie, exercise, manicure, etc. Such positive aspects of your life can influence your mood at work fruitfully.
Try a Breather – control your breathing
Inhale deeply while standing with your feet together and arms at your sides now exhale laughter and bend forward. Repeat this movement 10 times or so. You may practice the breath of joy as in yoga. Do it this way – Inhale a long breath and exhale laughter.
Whenever anxious, we take quick, shallow breaths i.e., hyperventilating. It makes us feel dizzy and panicky. It interferes with our judgment negatively. During such restless times try to inhale a deep breath through the nose, hold it for a second, and release it from your mouth. Repeat this until you start feeling calmer.
Get rid of that Gloomy Attitude
With negative thoughts arising in our minds, we often anticipate the worst possible and draw ridiculous conclusions to a situation. So, instead of scaring yourself, use your imagination to solve the problem.
James Allen said and here we quote-
“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. The calmness of mind is the beautiful jewel of wisdom.”
Unfortunately, this is easier said than done.