No matter how positive of a person you are, or how much you love your job, bad days happen to the best of us. Maybe you're late for a meeting, you forget about an important conference call, your top employee leaves for greener pastures, or the Internet — vital to any business, these days — is down at the office. Sometimes, all of these things happen at once.
Being able to pull away from the situation and look at it with perspective will often clear things up and permit you to see through the muck. Follow these tips and take a 180-degree turn from what can start off as a really crappy day.
Don’t Take It Personally
Bad days at work can be caused by a number of things — but if your bad day was set off by someone else’s negativity, don’t take it personally. If someone else was angry, upset, stressed. frustrated, or just plain mean, it’s important that you not internalize their actions or behavior. Don’t bottle up how a bad day made you feel. Communicating how you feel to someone else can help you work through how you’re feeling, and it may also help to get feedback and perspective from an outsider.