When you help your team have a positive mindset they may:

  • have more confidence
  • improve their mood
  • reduce the chance of developing high levels of stress and anxiety

Here are 6 things you and your team can do each day to help with a positive mindset.

1. Write down the good things

There’s no such thing as a perfect day, but there are usually positive moments and little wins.

At the end of the workday, write down 3 good things that happened in the day.

If people feel comfortable, make this a regular thing everyone shares each week in your team.

2. Start the working day with a positive affirmation

How your team starts in the morning can set the tone for the rest of the day.

When your team is in or all online, get everyone to say a positive affirmation out loud or write in chat.

Here are some examples:

  • “Today will be a good day”
  • “I’m going to be awesome today”

3. Celebrate the good things in life

Put some time in the diary each week for your team to reflect on the good things in life.

Ask everyone to think about what they’re grateful for or what great things they’ve seen happen in the team.

If the team achieves a work goal, celebrate it.

4. Remember that not so good times will pass

Your team will go through highs and lows.

If your team is going through a low, remind them of the highs your team has had.

Acknowledge that it’s normal for things to not always be great

But that as a team, they’ve all been able to get through hard times and can do it again.

5. Take hold of negative self-talk

Negative self-talk will create misconceptions of yourself to your team.

Try to catch yourself when you say negative statements and replace them with positive ones.

Set an example for your team.

For example, turn “I’m so bad at this” into “Once I get more practice, I’ll be better at this”.

6. Create life lessons from failures

Mistakes are a part of life. And you’ll make many as a people manager.

Try not to focus on how you failed.

Instead, think about what you can do and how you can handle the situation next time.