“Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.”
Working in LTC can be challenging both mentally and emotionally. For this reason, bringing positivity into the workplace is crucial.
Workplace attitude has an effect on every person in the home. From the employees to the residence and even families that come to visit their loved ones. Working in an environment with vulnerable individuals makes it that much more important to ensure you give off positive vibes. Something as simple as a smile can make a positive difference in someone’s day. YOU ARE in charge of deciding what energy you want to bring to your day. YOU choose to be happy, grateful and have a positive outlook towards each situation. See a pattern here? It all comes down to you.
Here is a list of other advantages and benefits of bringing positivity into the workplace.
- Happiness inspires creativity
- Improves decision-making
- Happiness is contagious
- Produces more energy
- Increases leadership skills
- Improves teamwork
- Better health and less sick days
- Improves problem solving skills
- Improves motivation for yourself and others
- Increases self-esteem and confidence in yourself and others
- Helps to achieve goals and career success
- Reduces Stress
Throughout your work week, take a moment to assess how you are feeling and what type of thoughts you are having. Are they negative or positive? Make small adjustments each day and eventually you will find that it will come naturally!
How do you promote positivity in the workplace? Leave a comment below!