At first, I heard it. The footsteps of a co-worker buzzing by me at the pace of an Olympic-style racewalker, steam almost visibly pouring out their ears. Then I made eye contact and saw the frazzled look in their eyes. At that moment, I could relate – I knew a project was not going in their favor. There are the days I wish I had a “do-over” button.
Keeping a positive outlook at work is important, especially during busy times. Research shows that employees with a positive mind-set have improved performance, productivity, creativity and engagement*.
I follow @LIVEpositivity on Twitter and Dailypositivequotes.com on Facebook to give me perspective. Just a few minutes each day reading these tweets and posts can make me laugh and inspire me, as well as remind me that my glass is half full.
As d.trio concludes the July word of the month, “Celebrate,” I challenge you to become a positive influence for yourself and your office. Find simple things to celebrate and bring a little more positivity into your life. And then share your positivity with others. It’s contagious and can influence and change for the better.
Where will you find inspiration to make you smile tomorrow?
-Tina Ilstrup is a senior account executive at d.trio marketing group