Thank God its Monday – Celebrate with The Morning Thing!

shutterstock_144524582-720x480Did you know that on average most people will struggle to the office for over 2,000 Mondays during their careers? Well, today is different! Today we celebrate Monday instead of dreading it! Its Thank God its Monday Day!

In honor of this special Monday, Marcy and Jenna gave tips on how to create a positive work environment. The most important thing to remember is that it all starts with YOUR attitude!! Tina Hallis a writer for good.co gave 12 ways that we can create a more positive work environment. We challenge you to read through the list and pick a couple to transform your office environment today!

1. Give positive reinforcement

  • I appreciate the way you…
  • I’m impressed with…
  • I really enjoy working with you because…
  • Your team couldn’t be successful without your…
  • I admire the way you take the time to…
  • You’re really good at…

2. Show gratitude

Thank Someone for something they did but weren’t expecting to get thanked for – be specific about what it was and why it was helpful or important; be sure to copy in their boss.

3. Spread happiness

Smile and say “Hi” to twice as many people as you normally would – but be genuine in your smile.

4. Motivate others

Post a new upbeat poster, picture or quote at your desk where everyone can see it.

5. Celebrate wins

Start a meeting off by sharing something positive that is going on in your group, project, work etc. Encourage others to do the same.

6. Celebrate

Find some occasion to celebrate with others, whether it be a project milestone, birthday, new house, etc. Pass around a card for people to sign or make a sign.

7. Encourage positive thinking

Anonymously post a positive quote or picture by the copier, coffee machine or some where else that receives high foot traffic so that others can see.

8. Change the way you respond

When someone disagrees with you about something at work, think “how interesting” instead of immediately getting defensive.

9. Get moving

If you have a meeting with only one or two other people, make it a walking meeting; get outside and get your blood pumping.

10. Encourage fun

Add some light fun by picking a day for a dress-up or desk-decorating theme – ex. hat day, wild sock day, or decorating with flowers, pictures of tropical places, etc.

11. Share your gratitude

Write down five things you are grateful for at work – then share at least one with a coworker.

12. Engage in random acts of kindness

Do something kind for someone else (especially someone who wouldn’t expect it). Offer to help them with something, give them a snack or treat, or simply ask them how their evening or weekend was or about something going on in their life.

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We also looked at a list of 60 things to be thankful for by Amy Morin! Take a couple minutes to look through this list and thank God for the blessings he has given you this Monday morning!

We thank you for tuning into The Morning Thing!

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