In my line of work I come in contact with hundreds of people every day. Most of the time I look forward to my job. But there are days where I really don’t want to see people. You know those days. Sometimes we just don’t have a choice of whether or not to deal with people when we really don’t feel like social contact.
Fortunately, I have a choice on whether I reflect that negativity to my clients. It used to be that I would let things like this affect my interaction with others. But it quickly became
evident that doing so could have a negative effect on my business. But it also rubbed off on the people I associated with. So I began an experiment. When someone inquired how I was doing I would answer enthusiastically that I was great! After two or three times saying it like I meant it I actually DID mean it! What’s more, those around me would “catch” the upbeat attitude and everyone behaved in a more positive manner.
So if you are feeling a bit on the blue side, do yourself a favor and deny the urge to wallow in self-pity. At the very least you will avoid subjecting those around you to your pains. But you never know, you may just teach yourself to be one of those annoying people who are always cheery no matter what! Besides, life is too short to waste it by not enjoying each day for what it is worth.