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January 12, 2015

Being in a Good Mood is Good Business

Your mood has a lot to do with how positively productive you are and how effective your team functions. Everyone prefers working with people who are cheerful and positive and who make them feel good just by being around them. On the other hand, a bad mood spreads like the flu and leaves everyone feeling unhappy. Here are some tips for elevating your mood and positively influencing everyone around you.shutterstock_20301970

  • Cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Stop reading and think about five things you are grateful for. Just five things. It’s hard to be grumpy and feel thankful at the same time. This is a great tip when you are feeling blah or negative. Just stop and think of five things that you are grateful for and watch your mood rise!
  • Stay in the moment. If you have been in my Go System workshop, you heard me talk about focusing and being present. While this is a valuable tool for being productive, it also helps lift your mood. Often, we are in a funk because we are thinking about problems or worrying about the future. When we focus on what we are doing in the moment and exclude extraneous thoughts, our mood changes for the better.
  • Take a time out. A bad mood is often the result of stress and burnout. If your mood is down, take a time out. Go for a walk and get some fresh air. Stay in the moment and think about what you are grateful for in your life and work. See my blog post Finding Time for Yourself for some ideas.

A bad mood is catching, so is a good mood! If you feel blue or grumpy, try one of these tips to raise your mood and the mood of the environment around you. See my blog post Does Positivity at Work Really Make a Difference? for more information.

 

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