Even managers have bad days. But here’s the challenge: you can’t let your employees know you’re stuck in a rut or they could follow suit. Negativity is contagious, but so is positivity. If you feel stuck in a rut and don’t want your employees to notice, here are a few things you can do. Follow these tips to help make your workplace a positive environment again.
Celebrate Small Victories
If you’re just not feeling it, take time to look at the small things. Did you remember your favorite pen? Did you walk at least 1000 steps in the day? Did you not yell at a nurse for making a common mistake? Go ahead and celebrate these. They help remind you that you’re human and can take satisfaction in the tiniest of actions.
Switch Up Projects
When you’re feeling low about something you’re working on, stop. It sounds counterintuitive, but taking a break from a frustrating project can help you return to it more refreshed later. Work on something else for a while to take your mind off what’s bothering you. When you’re ready, have a look at the other project again with fresh eyes.
Talk to Your Staff
Even though you might not want to sit your team down and tell them that you’re feeling disconnected from your job or frustrated that day, you can still get a lot out of talking with them. Ask them how they’re doing and focus your energy on making sure they have a positive employee experience. They may even give you some insight you hadn’t considered.
Take More Time for Yourself
Not only is it okay to take a break during your workday, but it is also encouraged. Sometimes just walking away or going outside for a few minutes will give you all the change in perfective you need. Don’t eat your lunch at the desk, actually go somewhere like a park or a café to get away from the office. They will survive without you.
Take Your Vacation Time
Speaking of taking time, did you know U.S. workers have a problem with vacation. Employees are provided limited vacation time and yet they still aren’t taking that time off. There is a pervasive fear that taking time off from work will mean you’re not indispensable. But studies show that time away will actually refresh you and make you a better employee.
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