An interesting read published on INC Magazine on scientific proof of how negativity affects our brains. We often practice "venting" in the office, then try to mobilize ourselves back into action and solution-mode. Of course others can spend a greater amount of time expressing dissatisfaction or complaining. What I learned from this article is that perhaps we need to pay attention to how much time we actually spend in this negative space as there may be consequences beyond affecting our own mood or that of our co-workers Something I used to do while in the corporate world was to take a break, take a lap walking around the parking lot of the offices. Maybe you have some different strategies.
Read the full article here: Have a great week!
Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science
Steeping yourself in negativity has seriously terrible consequences for your mental and physical health. by Jessica Stillman http://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/complaining-rewires-your-brain-for-negativity-science-says.html