Work is one of those places in which you can have one of three different days; a great day, a so-so day or a day that’s so bad you wish you hadn’t bothered getting out of bed this morning. Maybe it helps to know that everyone has days like that. Everyone has days so amazing they can’t imagine their lives improving at all. On the contrary, everyone has days so horrible they wish they could tell their boss/coworkers/clients exactly what’s on their mind. If you’re having one of those days at work, there is a way you can get through it and onto a better day the next without jeopardizing your sanity.
Talk it Out
Sometimes it helps to talk about it. If you’re having an issue with a client that you can’t seem to resolve, ask your boss if he or she has a few minutes to sit down with you and listen as you talk through your frustrations. Often it takes nothing more than a bit of outside perspective to understand that mistakes happen, some clients are just difficult and that you’re great at what you do despite the way you feel at the moment.
Walk it Out
If talking doesn’t help, take a walk. Instead of sitting at your desk during lunch or heading out with your coworkers, walk around. Take a long walk through the neighborhood to calm your nerves, take in the beauty of what’s around you and work through your bad day in your mind. Sometimes a mental health break and a walk are all you need to feel a bit more at peace with your day.
Look to Tomorrow
It always helps to remember that today at work will end and tomorrow is a new day. It’s a new chance for you to wake up in a better mood, the start all over and to remake the day so that it’s not as bad as this one.
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