7 Tips For Leaving Your Bad Mood Out Of Your Work

Illustrated by Abbie Winters.
By Jessi Haggerty, RD

Long gone are the days when we can “leave it at the door” upon walking into the office. That’s just not realistic. If you’re still trying to compartmentalize your “work life” and “personal life,” we’ve got some work to do.

You are a whole person, and you have the right to feel your emotions fully and completely every moment of your life. Recognizing this is the first step in becoming a stronger employee, coworker, and business owner. Your challenge now is to cultivate some serious self-awareness, and to create the space you need to control and balance your mood and show up for the task at hand.

It’s important to remember that your mood will affect the mood of those around you, and vice versa. Your job is to clean up your side of the street and remove yourself from the bad vibes equation, so you can really thrive in your whole life.

Here are seven ways to do just that.

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