Leadership Tip

How to let go of a bad mood

Many leaders struggle to shift from a negative state of mind to a positive one. If you’re in a bad mood, and it’s hurting your performance at work, how do you get out of it?

  1. First, breathe. Breathing can help you achieve a physiological condition called coherence, which leads to improved mental clarity, focus, emotional stability, and decision-making.
     
  2. Second, activate a positive feeling by quietly focusing on a person, place, or thing you are grateful for.
     
  3. Third, ask yourself a few questions to reframe your thoughts: What else is possible here? What really matters right now? What could I learn in this moment? What does my gut say? What is a more useful/constructive/positive approach? What is the most desirable outcome? This will help you reengage with a new attitude and course of action.

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