Attitude - Pick Wisely
Everyday I make a conscience decision to have a positive attitude. Some days have more challenges and on that rare occasion, I may even need to start my day over. That's ok...everyone has those days.
It's important to me to be mindful of my attitude because I know happiness is a choice. My happiness is not dependent on my patient's behavior, my coworker's mood or company policy. I believe I am responsible for my own happiness. Can people rub me the wrong way? Of course! I make a conscience choice not to allow it to stick to me too long.
For example, Betty Bean-Counter is mad because the change request form accompanied in the nightly deposit, was folded incorrectly and so she consequently emails six different department heads to point out the error. Fix it and move on.
My recipe is to not marinate on the negative, find a solution, move forward and let it go.
My daily mantra plays a big part too.
Gratitude gets much better milage than constant complaining.
And rolling negative thoughts or scenarios over and over in my head does more damage than healing.
Because I work with the public I feel my attitude has the perfect conditions to be infectious and so it's UBER important to keep it in check.