Lately I’ve been noticing the morale of people around me degrading at work, and it’s beginning to bother me. I see that there have been changes, that are giving people negative impression and making things worse.
Humans are very communal and frequently they create negativity to rebel, and it rubs off on others, in other words, “Monkey see, Monkey do”
I wish there was a magic wand that could make everyone happy, but that’s not possible. Even children have their times of happiness and unhappiness. This social behavior is normal, but how do you cope?
There are a few techniques you can use; for example distance yourself from a person that is negative. This technique works well if you are able to apply, but usually it’s easier applied to single individual.
Next, you can try to take some time for yourself. If you find that you’re easier bothered, maybe you’re burning out. Maybe you need to take some time and do nothing. Go for a trip, a walk, a drive.
If your techniques are not working, maybe it’s time to move on, find new friends, job, or a city to live in.
I know it’s not always possible to do any of the above, but hang in there, stay positive.