In my personal life, I’m a very positive person. Life is just easier with a sunny outlook. In my work life, this is something I’ve been struggling with. Lately I’ve been quick to get irritated, and my tolerance for other people is low. I thought I just needed a vacation, and I took one. But when I got back, I was still experiencing the same annoyances.
I don’t want people I work with to think I’m mean or rude, so I’m working hard on my attitude. Yes, it’s difficult to request the same things from the same people over and over again. And it’s difficult to be thrown a load of work at the last minute and told to handle someone else’s problem. I think I have every right to be annoyed by these things, but I don’t want annoyance to turn to anger, and I don’t want people to feel my anger is directed at them. (Even when it is.)
It’s Friday morning, and I’m already annoyed. So today I’m going to concentrate on keeping a sunny disposition. I’ll bite my tongue and try to have helpful, honest conversations with people instead of frustrated ones. And I’ll go home after work, have a great weekend, and come back next week refreshed and ready to keep the positivity going. I hope.