Everyone knows about the power of positive thinking. Positive thinking has health benefits and it can fuel extraordinary efforts to persevere over adversity. If you can keep a positive attitude at work you will benefit not only your coworkers, the company, and your boss; staying positive will help you enjoy yourself at work more and fuel your career path. Here are some tips for how to stay more positive at work to receive all of the benefits positivity has to offer. 

Top Ways to Stay Positive at Work 

Surround yourself with positivity 

Staying positive is a little easier when you surround yourself with positive people. While your positive attitude can be infectious, look for coworkers who, like you, believe in the power of positivity. The reality is that you should look for people who try to stay positive in their behaviors, thoughts, and attitudes. Make it a goal to connect with the kinds of people that can support you in your efforts to have a good attitude at work. 

Set your mind toward optimism

Set your mind on a positive path by listening to music or podcasts that fuel your positivity. Read books that build you up. Watch videos that teach you new skills. Think about it this way: If you fill your mind with positive input, you will take that end and recycle it back to others. Focus on positive media to help fuel positive thoughts and actions. 

Change your language 

Reframe your language so that what comes out of your mouth is overwhelmingly positive. Live the idea that if you don’t have something positive to say, don’t say anything. Be conscious of your words, because they matter. Phrasing things in a way that always seeks to build up those around you takes practice, but it’s worth the effort. It can even make an impact on little things, for example, seeing your day as a stressful one filled with too many tasks, look at it as an opportunity to achieve your goals. If you start to reframe how you see the world, even big problems can seem more achievable. 

Establish a daily positivity routine

Start by establishing a daily positivity routine. Routine creates a kind of muscle memory to help you achieve your goals. In this case, the goal is to stay positive. So, start your morning with some kind of exercise and a moment to organize your efforts that day. Preparing for the work ahead is a good exercise to help you achieve your goals. Then, throughout the day, you can set goals and routines that will help you stay positive. For example, take a walk on your lunch break. Or, stop and grab dinner for the family on your way home. Find something good to look forward to every day to keep the positive vibe going. 

Be kinder to those around you 

Be kind to everyone. It may be tempting to go negative by teasing or cutting down your coworkers. Don’t do it! Instead, exude positivity across your entire team. It’s infectious! If the work that you’re doing is difficult, concentrate on spreading kindness to your team and the work will get a little easier. 


Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you may find yourself in a situation where you just don’t feel good about the work or the environment you’re in. That’s where People Plus can help. We specialize in keeping your career moving forward. Call on us. 

Feb 12, 2021 By Amy Sanderson