1. Think of the areas that your work provides you with items which benefit you and other aspects of your life. If you did not work you would no longer have them. Be thankful for your job.
2. Start your day, every day, with a different affirmation. Or at least each work week have a different affirmation. Affirmations are widely available if you are not creative and motivated to write you own. Read the affirmation aloud in the morning a few times. “The only thing brighter than the sun in the sky today is going to be the smile on my face.”
3. Find a great photo from your last vacation. Locate a photo or image of a trip you intend to take this year. Have these two images side by side so you can see them in the morning each day at work. If you travel, take these along with you. Your last vacation and the one you are going to take this year. Relax and enjoy the moment.
4. Create a personal growth plan. What areas of your life do you wish to improve? Start with your personal growth and development. Begin today.
5. When is the last time you called a client or a customer just to see how they were doing? It is a check in call either at a social level or a business level. Do not offer to sell anything or speak about any projects or pitches. Offer to provide guidance or help if there are some issues, without selling anything.
6. Do your best to create time at least one time a week for a lunch break, away from the workplace, and away from the usual lunch locations. If possible take a walk and eat something easy to handle while walking. This type of break will be something to look forward to and will return you completely refreshed for the afternoon.
7. If you or your team has a huge deliverable item, project, or assignment, everyone may feel it is an impossible task with not enough time. Examine the details and break it into smaller steps. Take these on one at a time and celebrate as each one is completed. This will help everyone feel that each step is something they are able to manage and achieve.