I don’t know about you, but there are days where everything seems to be half empty, or more like, everything I respond to I react with a “half empty” response vs. a “half full” response, like:
“Why did you do this?”
“What were you thinking?”
“Do you not appreciate what I do?”
There could be other matters at hand causing you to not be yourself (bad situation at home, lack of sleep, biological factors). So, how do you get yourself out of the “Half Empty” response mode so to focus on always being “Half Full” (if not completely full!):
1. Run away. Literally. Stop looking at your email, or the office desk, and run out of the office. Go ON a run – at the gym, around the block – do something. If you are at an office where face time is precious, then go run to a coffee break or do something to get your mind off of work for 10-15 minutes.
2. Don’t react to anything for the rest of the day. Most like you need to sleep on how you should decide on some issues. You potentially woke up on the wrong side of the bed and just need to give it another day of rest before reacting. Don’t let others know the bed gotchya.
3. Do something productive to check a task off your list. Accomplish something to make you feel good for the rest of the day.
4. Run away from others that get “fired up” like you do. A snow ball is waiting to happen – avoid it at all costs.