Life is full of unexpected frustrations. Running late, spilling coffee on yourself or getting into an argument can start your day off on the wrong foot.
The good news is that, to a certain extent, you can control your mood and prevent these obstacles from ruining your entire day.
Benefits of Keeping Positive
The most important thing you can do is to focus on the positive. Studies show that when you’re positive, you have 23 per cent fewer health-related effects from stress, you’re 31 per cent more productive and 40 per cent more likely to receive a promotion.
Not convinced that a positive mood can really have such an impact on your life? Or, maybe you’re not sure that your mood is something you can control? Watch this:
How to Turn a Bad Day into a Good One
Here are a few simple steps you can take to turn a bad day around:
- Pinpoint the concrete reason for your frustration and address it immediately.
- Write down or recite three things you are grateful for.
- Choose not to be a victim of your frustration. Make a conscious effort to be positive.
- Set realistic expectations for your day.
Negative emotions can be contagious. It is worth taking control of your mood—not just for yourself—but for those around you.