We all have those days at work where it seems like nothing is going right and you just can’t catch a break. You keep beating yourself up about silly little mistakes you’ve made and ultimately leave work disappointed in yourself and can’t shake it off. Well, instead of letting yourself get angry and sad over one bad day at work, how about you try to think of all the positive things in your work life. We have put together five of the best ways to bounce back after a crappy day at work.
Work Is Over, So Let It Go
Sitting around going over in your head of all the times you messed up at work won’t help you at all. If you have left your job, let it go for the day. Nothing is worse than your whole day being ruined because of one bad day on the job. Relax and let it roll off your mind, you will have to address it the next day so you might as well let it go for now.
Plus no one wants to hear you rant about how bad your job was today all night long. Of course, let people know how you feel, and a quick little rant won’t hurt anybody but after that, brush it off your shoulders and keep moving along.
Give Yourself Some Credit
Wait a second, you got this job because you worked your butt off and proved to your employer that you deserved your position. So give yourself some credit, even if things aren’t going too well. Nothing is worse than you telling yourself you’re not good enough if you keep messing up or worse, your boss being angry with you for what you have done. Even with all that in your head keep looking forward.
You have worked your whole life for this job and guess what, you got it! So keep your head held high and don’t let this define who you are as an employee. In the great words of Hannah Montana, “Everybody makes mistakes, everybody has those days.”
Take A Breather
Sometimes you just need to walk away from the situation for a few minutes and take a break. We all have been in this situation where one bad thing happens after another, and you feel like everything is falling apart. If this happens, try walking away from what’s going on. Take your lunch break or move on to a different task, try anything to get away from it and let your mind rest.
Ask your boss if there is anything else you can do for a while and then revisit whatever was frustrating you later on. This will help not only you relax, but it could also help give you a fresh start and a new mindset on it than you had before. Odds are you will realize what was going wrong and everything will start to fall into place.
You Choose This Job For A Reason
Maybe this isn’t your dream job, but a stepping stone to your dream job. Or maybe you have this job because you really love what you do, either way, you choose this job for a reason remember that. In that moment of self-doubt and disappointment, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The matter of the fact is, you have this job because of one reason or another, and you have done a great job up until now, that won’t change.
Your boss and your work colleagues have seen all the work you have done up to this point, and they’ve kept you around for a reason. Remind yourself of that, because you deserve to be where you are, and one bad day at work will not stop you from having great days to follow.
Keep On Moving
The world can feel like it’s falling apart and there’s nothing you can do to stop it, but running away from it won’t make anything better. Your day might be so horrible you want to curl up in a ball and hide, but that won’t fix anything will it? You have to keep moving and pushing through the day because it will end and life will go one.
Not to mention it will feel very rewarding to finish out the day strong and walk out of work knowing you pushed through a really tough day.