I get asked this question regularly. “How can I stay positive in a negative work environment?” I understand how easy to get sucked into negativity, drama, or a bad attitude when you are in a toxic work environment.
Some people want to pull you into their emotional drama—rude comments about others, sarcastic undertones, and the energy vampires who want to drag everyone else down with them. People don’t even realize that they have a negative attitude because it has become a habit and spills into their personal lives.
When working in a toxic environment, people may start to take everything personally because of the feeling of being verbally attacked, mutilated, one-upping, taken advantage of, or pointing out mistakes or faults. As time goes on, it takes a toll on people’s emotions.
If you have been following me for a while, you know I have written about similar topics before. This situation is one of the biggest challenges people face when working with others. However, there is hope.
What are some strategies to help stay positive?
- Walk away when drama is happening around you. Please don’t engage in it. Excuse yourself from the conversation.
- When there are unkind remarks about someone else, say something nice about that particular person. This action tends to halt the conversation.
- Listen to uplifting music – like 528 Hz Positive Energy music on Youtube.
- Recite Positive Affirmations.
- Journal how you are feeling.
- Go for a walk.
- Focus on work tasks.
Be the person you want to be around. Focus on what you want in your life and remove the thoughts of what you don’t. Set goals of how you are going to change your situation and put them into action. Hire a coach to help you succeed to get where you want to be. ~ Patti
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