How To Overcome Any Challenge With a Positive Attitude

We all have had those days at the office when work becomes stressful and challenging. When missing deadlines becomes a routine and facing obstacles on a weekly (or daily) basis become common. When Mondays become dreadful. When you spend lots of extra time on the job and you feel tired all the time. It happens!

Even if you love your job, you may get bogged down by an angry customer or have a feeling of lack of productivity. These challenging days are unbearable. What if we could remain hopeful and see the best even in the worst situations? That’s what we all want. And this is a part of having a positive attitude. A positive attitude is pleasing. In general, it means being optimistic about such situations and yourself.

Can you easily expand your mind and see greater possibilities in life? I think the biggest challenge here is to let go of who you were and make room for what you want to become. Let’s focus on how a positive mindset can help individuals overcome such challenges.

Start Every Morning With a Grateful Heart

Just as the old saying goes, “Wake up every morning with the thought that something wonderful is going to happen”, start the day with a positive attitude, everything will be easier. Stay away from those dreaded moments when the alarm goes off, which sets you on the path for having a negative attitude all day.

Every morning with my freshly brewed cup of coffee, I start my day with a possibility of something wonderful happening. I think of myself as an extremely positive person and so attract a positive response to my day.

Getting the day off on the right foot can positively impact your entire day. Think about some ways to make your morning the best part of your day. Keep it less rushed and more productive. Wake up early, do things you love, sort your to-dos, etc. And you’ll be sure to head to work in higher spirits. That morning glow will spread throughout your day.

Identify Negative Thoughts

An average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day, according to the National Science Foundation, of which, 80% are negative and 95% are repetitive thoughts.

You might not even realize your negative thoughts at work about tight deadlines, a grumpy coworker, a dissatisfied client, critical feedback, and many other things that might be creating imaginary drama in your mind. When these thoughts hit you just right, you feel dazed, depressed, and unable to function at your best.

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become a habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” — Lao Tzu

Start being more aware of your thoughts, words, and actions. List every negative thought you have. And for every negative thought, write a positive thought. Think about what would happen when you look at the situation in the opposite (positive) way. Make it a habit. Balance your thoughts.

Cope Up With Work Overload

Studies have shown that most of us feel mounting stress from demanding workloads and the more stressed we are it lowers our overall well-being. Stop the feeling of being overworked and overloaded if you want to have a positive attitude.

Prioritize your tasks on ProofHub. Try now.

Make a list of everything you have to do and prioritize, concentrating on the higher-priority tasks first. For example, ProofHub not only helps to manage your projects and tasks for each project but also to prioritize tasks to make sure your tasks are done at the right time.

Down here is how a Kanban board might look like in ProofHub:

Set Goals

Sometimes all you need is some self-motivation. According to Psychology Today, when you set goals for yourself, it will help motivate you to work harder as when you complete a step in your goals, it will give you the satisfaction that encourages you to go further. It will give you a positive mindset to reach your goals. Sit down with your team and make some realistic goals to overcome the feeling of negativity. Review your goals every 6 to 12 months to stay on track and set new benchmarks for success. You’ll not only stay positive but doing this can give you grounds for success.

If you’re new to goal setting, remember goals are in place to help you reach for the stars, but you can always adjust goals you don’t meet or that no longer fit your needs.

It can take some effort to feel more positive at work but the more you think of positive thoughts, the happier life you will have. These tips are going to help you in the days where it may just seem impossible to keep a positive attitude.

Author Bio:

Sandeep Kashyap is the Founder and CEO of ProofHub — a leading project management and collaboration software. He’s one person always on a lookout for innovative ideas about filling the communication gap between groups, teams, and organizations. You’ll find him saying, “Let’s go!” instead of “Go!” many times a day. That’s what makes him write about leadership in a way people are inspired to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more.


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