Start early and Plan Your “Work” Day
A quick way to integrate optimism into your life is to begin your day with a positive thought. As you throw off the covers and head for the shower, you should say, “Yes. A new day to look forward to,” rather than, “Ugh. Here we go again. Life is so hard. Will this ever end?”, then, set a schedule for your job search and STICK TO IT. Finding a job is your “job” right now. So, get to work!
Strengthen your goals and pursue them aggressively:
Goals should be hard to achieve but not impossible. Constantly persevering toward your goals forces you to be optimistic because you are always looking forward instead of looking back or down.
Surround Yourself with Positive People
A wise man once said, “You cannot control what thoughts go in to your mind, but you can control how long they stay there and what you do with them.” After all, they are just words until you activate them into action. The doom and gloomers are not helping you and can bring you down fast — even if they are well meaning relatives and friends. Seek out and talk with upbeat people often. Their attitude will lift your mood quickly!
Change your facial expressions and tone:
Eye contact, a smile and a cheery tone will do wonders for your positive thinking. You will also be surprised at how much people reciprocate your actions. Smiling at someone usually earns you a smile in return. A positive exchange creates optimism, whether you realize it or not.
Employers Want People Who Believe in Themselves
Potential employers and recruiters can sense when you are depressed, overeager or frantic and will pick up on your energy. Just as in life, smiles can be heard through the phone lines. The more negative you are about your own abilities, your job prospects, the companies you apply with, and life in general, the less likely you are to land a job. Employers want people who believe in their skills, who want to work, who want to work for them, and people who generally have a positive attitude. Besides, who wants to work with a naysayer? No one!
Depersonalize events, circumstances and personal exchanges:
Remember–the world does not revolve around you. Luckily, this means you are not always entirely responsible for everything that happens. Maybe the store clerk was having a bad day. Maybe you weren’t meant to get that job. Take yourself out of the situation, and you’ll feel more optimistic.
Everyone has a friend, relative or coworker who is a walking, talking bundle of complaints and pessimism. The expression, “You’re dragging me down” is all too true. Avoid spending long periods of time with people who can’t see the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Learn From the Past:
Instead of blaming yourself and constantly rehashing past mistakes, take the opportunity to learn from the past. Build on experiences to improve yourself and your abilities. Take a good long look at yourself and what occurred. Be honest and ask yourself:
- What could I have done better?
- Could I have made changes to prevent the termination?
- How can I ensure that this never happens again?
- Can I see myself in a better job?
Come up with a game plan to learn from what went before and ensure that the future does not include behaviors or events that prevent you from success. You are an amazing being! This is a good time to make sure you have a profitable future without repeating situations that caused difficulties in the past
This is a good time to take up something that motivates you. Whether it’s getting fit, a building project, learning a new skill or finishing some pursuit, achievement is revitalizing. And, why not put a little extra energy towards whatever makes you feel connected to something larger than yourself? Whether it is time spent in a spiritual meeting, volunteer work, now is the time to pay more attention to those activities and nurture your Spirit.
Watch Your Self-Talk
It has been said that most human beings speak at least 50,000 words silently to themselves each day. Listen carefully to your self-talk. Make sure that you are speaking in positives and not criticizing yourself all day long. In any case, positive attitude comes from within. Self-talk can be very encouraging too. Imagine what would happen if you spoke nicely to yourself all day. You could not help but be positive!
Do I love my job?
Let you answer your own question in Thirty minutes, one day a week. That a real trick is to set a time limit to allow any “negative” thoughts. If you say yes, just move on, if you say NO, just keep on. You must know that this job is your choice and this is your year! and never give up.