Count Your Blessings at Work

June 29, 2011

In hard economic times like these, jobs can be hard to come by, as you probably already know. Therefore, it is important to take time to count your blessings while you’re at your job. This can be a hard feat to accomplish when you don’t enjoy what you do on a day to day basis. Yet, this is the most important time to think about what you take for granted at your job! Here are some reasons to be grateful for what you have.

Change your attitude and your outlook. When you take the time to think through the good things about your job, even when you don’t like it, you can change your daily attitude. It is important to find the good in every negative situation. Dale Carnegie states that “It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” Mentally reflect on the positive aspects about your job and be thankful for them. You will be able to put on a brave face with your new changed outlook on your job.

Help others out. If your work environment a world of negativity, having a brighter outlook on your job can help others feel your positivity. It only takes one person to make a world of a difference in any situation. Humans are wired to imitate the mood of others around them and if you are living in a world of negativity, it can affect everyone inside and outside the office. Show others the small, positive aspects about your job that you enjoy or help them find things about their job that they can take pleasure in. Help change your coworkers’ outlooks on their job to make for a friendlier and positive work environment.

Save Yourself. If you are a breeding ground for negativity, it will be apparent to the people that you don’t want to show. Be a constant negative force can really take a toll on your reputation in the office and can make or break your employment there. No supervisor or boss enjoys an unenthusiastic coworker who only dwells on the negative. Count your blessings to help improve your mood and save your job. If not, losing your job will only put you in a more negative mind frame and will make you regretful of taking for granted even the littlest blessings you had!

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