When I think of times I’ve been happiest, purely and simply happy, there are usually several re0ccuring elements:
- Good friends
- Shared experience
What are the two or three (maybe more) elements that are common to your happy moments?
Why Being Blue Hurts?
Because, when you are feeling less than happy, it shows!
Can you lift yourself out of the rut by trying to replicate the good times? Sometimes. Other times, not so much. But it is worth a try! Try adding one or more of those happy moment triggers to your day!
Being Angy Shows too!
When you are frustrated or angry, that comes across as well. As hard as you try to hide it, it is evident.
You owe it to yourself, to your job search and to your career, to learn how to un-funk yourself.
Tips to Change Your Attitude
Be aware of the negative stuff oozing out.
Ask your friends and family if/when you come across as angry, bitter, sad. Really hear their feedback.
Change the messages playing in your head.
Re-program the negative self-talk or the other negative stuff you are saying. I know it sounds hokey, but try it for two weeks and see what happens.
Hang with different people.
Sometimes, the crowd we spend time with feeds the negativity. Spending time with more positive people, or maybe just different people, can do the trick.
Do Good Things for yourself.
Reward yourself for doing things that are difficult or uncomfortable. Positive re-enforcement works!
It takes time
You won’t see immediate results! It takes time to develop new habits. Try this stuff every day for the next two weeks and see what happens. You may not see the progress, but I guarantee you, those around you will!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.