Your mission this monday, is to make today positive day. Positive day is about focusing on the good stuff rather than the bad stuff, and while you will be doing exactly what you normally do, you’ll be doing it with a positive focus.
Here are the ground rules for positive day:
1: See the good in everything
If somebody brings up a co-worker, the boss, a client, an event from last week, a sports game or last night’s movie you’re only allowed to talk about what you liked about it. The good stuff only. If you have nothing good to say, say nothing. Or change the subject to a positive topic.
2: Agree first
If someone comes to you with a suggestion, and idea or a new thought, you are, of cours, allowed to disagree, but you must first say what you like about the idea and what you agree with.
3: No complaining
Sorry, but today you can’t complain. Remember, it’s only for a day, so tomorrow you can complain to your heart’s content, but not today. You’re absolutely allowed to do something about any problems you see. But you can’t bitch about it to anyone.
4: Remember the good stuff
Before you go home, do this: Write down five things that made you happy at work today.
The Chief Happiness Officer’s monday tips are simple, easy, fun things you can do to make yourself and others happy at work and get the work-week off to a great start. Something everyone can do in five minutes, tops. When you try it, write a comment here to tell me how it went.