Yesterday I needed at attitude adjustment.
I knew from the moment I woke up that it was going to be that way. Multiple Monday thoughts ran through my mind:
Do I really have to go to work today?
What would happen if I didn’t go?
What would I look like today if I hit snooze again?
How late can I be without people noticing?
When asked how my weekend was, I starting saying “It was good, but…” I hate when that happens. The whole time, I was fully aware that I was being a Debbie Downer. By about 9:00 a.m. I was done with it.
Sometimes being in a bad mood is unavoidable and I totally understand that. In the case that it is in your control, here are a couple of ways to change your attitude:
Coffee and Quiet Time
Grab a cup of coffee and put your headphones in – with no music.
Sometimes you just need to be alone. If your work is anything like mine, the mornings are usually full of asking how everyone’s weekend went and going over how many projects you have to work on. I am totally guilty of putting my headphones in – and not listening to any music. Taking some time to yourself can totally change your attitude.
Focusing on the same concept as above – sometimes you just need to be alone. If the silence isn’t for you, pull up Pandora and listen to some upbeat music. My Favorites: Today’s Top Country, Adele Radio and Summer Hits of the 90s – I know, I am all over the board.
Focus on the Positives
There may have been something that happened that is causing your bad attitude. For me, it was an event I attended that didn’t live up to how AWESOME I thought it was going to be. So whenever anyone asked how my weekend was – I said “It was good, but..” and explained how the event didn’t meet my expectations – which totally contributed to my bad attitude.
Instead, focus on what was good. I got to spend time with my friends and Nate, I got to see a lot of people I haven’t seen in a LONG time and singing along to the music was really FUN!
Laugh it out
I am firm believer that laughter is the best medicine. Whether it is watching a funny YouTube video, joking with a coworker or sharing a funny story – Laugh it out.
Let it go
Let it go, let it go, Turn away and slam the door!
I had to ask myself: is this really a big deal?
If yes, go ahead and be mad – you deserve it! No? LET IT GO. This event not living up to my expectations is not worth having a horrible day over. I was done talking about it and moving on with my day.
If you don’t like it, change it.
You are in charge of your life and your attitude. Make sure to take a step back – maybe try a couple of these tips – and give yourself an attitude adjustment.