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5 Tips for Coping With Stress at Work Starting First Thing in the Morning


Dec. 8, 2014 Entrepreneur

However, sometimes you can start the day with a great attitude, ready to be challenged. But then suddenly it’s all blown apart by the nasty looks from someone you are eager to please, the negative gossip that brings you down or the demanding boss or client who is never happy.

What to do? You need coping techniques and strategies that are actually proven to work.

1. The Morning Mantra

It is a true statement that what you encounter is not all about you. Put it into your head while brushing your teeth and look at your gorgeous face in the mirror and say out loud:

“I am a good person, eager and ready to do a great job today. Everyone has their problems, but I do not need to own the problems of others. I can be compassionate without having to get down and be over invested in someone else’s problems. I am me. I am responsible for my own well-being.”

2. Enter Smiling

When you enter with happiness, you are releasing endorphins into your bloodstream and healing your own wounds. Whether someone wants to throw demands or insults at you, keep a smile and retain your inner strength. Even if it begins as a forced effort, you will feel the positive impact within moments.

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