Tuesday, June 26, 2012

How to Improve a Bad Day

So, now that Worlco has placed you in a great new position, you are expected to perform at your best. As a Worlco candidate, the company who hired you will expect the best, five days a week, eight hours a day. But maybe you’re not having a great day. What can you do? Recently I read a great article about seven ways to climb out of a bad day. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. Take a nap- These days, many companies give an hour lunch. There is no shame in hiding out in your car for 30 minutes, rolling down the windows on a nice day, and falling right to sleep. Because some people wake up from a nap really cranky, I recommend keeping it short, being more of a power nap. This much needed sleep can refresh you and get you right back on track.

2. Take a look at your social media site- Use your mobile phone, walk away from your desk, and see what your friends are up to for the day. Read a blog post about a sport that interests you or read a mindless magazine.  Get your mind off the work, and take a second for yourself. While you may miss fifteen minutes at work, it will probably make you more productive in the long run.

3. Remember what is going well- even if it is a day where nothing is going well; think back to a project you completed previously. Remember that project? It probably had the same bumps in the road. Think about how you overcame them, and impress yourself by doing it quicker and more efficiently this time around.

4. Drink water and eat healthy- At our work, we have free water and reusable cups. Stop on your way in and buy some fruit. Keeping well hydrated and eating right can make your mind work a lot better.

Read the full article at: http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/positive-thinking-7-easy-ways-to-improve-a-bad-day.html

1 comment:

  1. Taking a nap can indeed be a proper way to deal with a bad day. Resting is very important to let all the stress out. Here some more advises on ways to avoid a bad day.