If you missed Forbes’ “40 Things To Say Before You Die” last week, you should go check that out as soon as you’re done reading this. Workplace wellness encompasses many things. While our wellness centers can perform your lab work to see if you’re physically healthy – mental health (especially among employees) is just as critical, too. Stress, depression and anxiety can all impact job performance. That’s why it’s important to do everything you can to have a positive mental state.
Life reminders for the workplace
Sometimes in life, the pressures and stresses mount up and we all need to remember what’s really important. While it might sound morbid, it can actually be very healthy and get you on the right track. We got a kick out of a Forbes article talking about how to essentially, make the most of your life.
These short sayings aren’t poetry or complicated sentences. They’re short statements that when said genuinely can go a long way. There are some great visuals over on Forbes to go along with these, but here are some of our favorites:
34. “I can do better.” – This is simply the realization that you’ve got better work in you. You’re closer to your goals when you realize you’re not where you want to be.
29. “I did my best.” – It’s a wonderful feeling knowing you did your best. Even if the outcome is failure, you know you couldn’t have done any better. You’ve got nothing left. You gave it your all.
25. “This is wrong.” – If you can’t realize something is wrong, you become part of the problem.
22. “Congratulations.” – We’re prideful folks nowadays. It’s hard to put the success of others in front of our own feelings, but if we tell someone this and mean it, we’re better for it and so is the person we congratulate.
15. “I’ll try it.” – You can’t know unless you try. There is something special about trying new things. It makes you a more well-rounded person, and your experiences and openness will rub off on others.
11. “I don’t care.” – Sometimes you have to stop worrying, stop thinking, or throw caution to the wind. Maybe if you say that you don’t care, you can more easily say “I’ll try it”.
4. “This is going to work.” – Reach a decision and be confident in it. Don’t look back.
Think positive as an employee
You’re probably wondering how this helps you at work. It really boils down to your humility, your confidence and your integrity. If things get tough, put yourself in an optimistic, yet determined, mind state. Not only will this help your mental health – but it can also improve your physical health. When you’re put in a situation and you fail, know you tried your best and can move forward. When you’re in a situation that challenges your beliefs and ethics, stand firm and take yourself out of the equation.
Now you have my permission check out the rest at Forbes. Have a great day at work!