gets a bad hair day, but mood hoovers always seem to be in a negative zone,
drawing everybody else into it and destroying any good vibes, positive energy
Unless you are
a very special sort of person able to rise above it when you see them, mood
hoovers will always suck your energy leaving you deflated and demotivated. There
are a lot of them too! Gallup research reveals that 70 % of employees at all
workplaces are demotivated.
Who is a mood hoover?
are always down, walk into a room with slumped shoulders, lack joie de vivre -
they are sad, they are tired, bored and lacking in motivation. Mood’s are catching,
and mood hoovers always find a way to infect people with their never-ending moaning.
Are you a mood hoover?
always complaining about one thing or another? Do you feel lethargic and miserable
all the time? Do you focus on the negative things in your life but rarely the
positive? Do you feel like nothing motivates you anymore?
are a mood hoover!
You are an infestation
at your place of work, every person you encounter and everything you exaggerates
how you feel and brings others down as well.
Stop being a Mood Hoover and become a Mood Radiator!
the people whose life seems full of positivity – wouldn’t you like some of
that? Guess what? You can have it with some changes of attitude.
Try to see
the good in everything. On a cold sunny day don’t focus on the cold, focus on the
clear blue sky. If you buy a new smartphone, don’t focus on the difficulty in
setting it up and learning the new technology, focus on how much easier it will
make aspects of your life!
Remind yourself of your best talents and
strengths, an achievement you accomplished, or the things you are benefiting
from the job you say you don’t like.
with positive and optimistic friends, go to the gym, eat a balanced diet and
find recreational ways to let go.’ Always see the positive, feel the positive,
and express the positive no matter what everyone else thinks.
How to handle mood hoovers
you can do to avoid your energy sucked away by these people. But you will need
strength especially when the office mood hoover happens to be your best friend.
Repel their negativity
impact whenever you encounter mood hoovers. This is the time to remember all
those quotes about positivity you ever read. Just don’t allow yourself to be
dragged down by what they say.
If they ask why?’
your reply would be why not? ’
never work’ your response would be what do you think would work,
’I hate my
job,’ your response would be “what are you still doing here,’ or why don’t you
find something that makes you happy?’
all manner of answers to throw them off balance, and win them over
There is a
curse of negativity all around. It is not imaginable either - wrong and unfair
things are happening every day. Mood hoovers might not have the psychological
stamina to withstand and weather the emotional hurricanes - but thank heavens
You could do
one better- become a mood radiator so that even the mood hoovers can benefit
from your positive energy. Or avoid
If you can
do neither of the above, avoid them. Plain and simple. Walk the other way when
you see them walking your way. Eventually, they will get the point. Surround
yourself with positive , like minded people . It is survival. Always seek to be the spark that inspires
and motivates your colleagues at work.
a bad hair day sometimes; you can be the glue that holds everything together.
It is in your best interest to do that.
Mayfair we care.