It’s estimated that the average person spends 90,000 hours of their life working, meaning a huge portion of our life is spent on the job. With all that time, we’re all bound to have a bad day at work every once in a while. Between tight deadlines, challenging customers, and conflicting personalities, there’s no shortage of potential problems to dampen our outlook while at work, whether you work on-site or remotely.
However, it is up to you to navigate these on bad days, which are inevitable to us all. If you try to find the silver linings where possible, you just might be 31 percent more productive, 40 percent more likely to receive a promotion, and 23 percent less likely to suffer health-related effects from stress! So, if you want to keep your head on straight during one of those days where you’re feeling down in the dumps, take a look at these 3 helpful tips.
Stop what you’re doing and take a walk.
No matter how pressed for time you are, you won’t be able to be productive in your current mindset if you’re having a bad day. So, take anywhere from five to fifteen minutes to remove yourself from your usual work and move your body by changing your current location and taking a walk. By dismissing yourself from your typical work setting, you’ll create just enough space to clear your mind and gain a new perspective on the situation. Plus, exercise increases your brain’s production of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which helps you to feel happier and can potentially shift your mood entirely.
Get the support you need and talk it out.
The only thing worse than a bad day is feeling like you’re all alone in the thick of it. If it’s possible for you to do so, step outside for a quick text or phone call with a family member or friend to vent about your day. Remember, it’s always helpful to speak your feelings into existence, and by doing so, you will most likely gain some useful, outside perspective from those in your life whom you trust the most. If the problem is beyond the scope of reaching out to someone in your inner circle, do not feel guilty about seeking out the expertise of a mental health professional to prevent further bad days.
Put on some of your favorite music in the background.
If you’re feeling a little down at work, put on some of your favorite music in the background to help you power through the bad feelings. Whether it’s upbeat or a bit downtrodden, the songs and artists you love are always there for you when you need them the most. Now, if your current tasks require more analytical thought, you might want to stick to music without lyrics. Whereas, if you’re doing more repetitive work, any type of music can take you away from your negative thoughts and encourage a better headspace. Whatever genre you choose, just don’t hesitate to pump up the jams when needed.
Holly View Apartments in Houston, Texas is committed to making sure that our residents can live their best life! By taking advantage of our tips & tricks, we hope that you can easily maintain—and even improve— your normal routine.