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Even when you love your job, there will be hard days. The key is finding ways to remain positive when it feels like everything is going wrong, or maybe just on a day when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Try these ten easy ways to make your days more positive at work.   

1.   Set goals 

Take a few minutes before your day or week or project and decide what you want to get done. Make sure they’re attainable, so you don’t end up more defeated.   

2.   Give yourself grace 

You will inevitably make a mistake, but you can’t let it ruin your day. You’re a human, and it’s okay to be that way.   

3.   Take a break 

Even when your to-do list is never-ending, a quick break to walk or stretch can do your brain a load of good. By stepping away, you give your mind a moment to rest, so when you return, it’s refreshed and ready to get back to the task at hand.   

4.   Focus on your space 

Take a look around your workspace. What’s the general vibe? If it’s stark and unfriendly, or maybe overly messy, it may affect your attitude. Try adding some things in that bring joy, like pictures, to make everything seem more positive.   

5.   Learn something new 

Whether it’s a class you can attend or someone you can shadow, new skills and knowledge can help pull you out of the funk.   

6.   Establish relationships 

There’s a line when it comes to relationships at work, but healthy friendships with co-workers can make the days better, even the stressful ones.   

7.   Don’t take it home 

Even when you have a bad day, leave work at work to keep you from dwelling on it, and help you feel more refreshed tomorrow.   

8.   Show initiative  

Don’t wait to be asked to do a project, step up, and express interest! If you spend your time waiting to be noticed, you may be disappointed, but expressing your goals can get you ahead.  

9.   Stop trying to multitask 

When there’s a lot to get done, the thought is to try and do more things at once. Unfortunately, multitasking is a myth. Focus on one task at a time, and you’ll work through your list more efficiently.   

10. Keep a positive environment 

While this is somewhat based on your space, it really comes down to the company you keep. Work relationships are important but keep them with others who maintain a positive outlook. A bad attitude can bring yours down.   

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