Yes - in what do you find Joy?
Thanks for the shout-out! I do have a "Gives me Joy" list that really does help ground me. I review it at every weekly review and read it whenever I need a smile and a pick-me-up.
But what really helped me at work was a solid review and rewrite of my Areas of Focus. A couple of years ago I took a hard look over a few days and really thought about my job and the responsibilities of the job. I looked over my job description and added in all those other "duties as assigned" which often become the greatest part of a job. At the end of it I had 6 specific areas of focus and a realization that I really love my job. (I think I posted about that at the time, too..) Knowing that makes dealing with day-to-day nonsense a whole lot easier!
Everyone has days, weeks or longer when work (or life) is just a little off. Sometimes you need to get down to basics to determine what you need to do about it. Constant negativity at work is hard to combat with personal positivity. It wears you down and can affect your health and happiness. But if you find those nuggets of goodness and can build on them a plan to not just survive your work day but thrive then the situation is not lost. Sometimes, however, you are best to cut your losses and look elsewhere.
As we've all been sadly reminded of again again the past few weeks, life is too unpredictable. You have to live each day being the person you want to be while you have the chance.
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