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Workplace – 5 Tips to help you get over a bad day at work.

Workplace
Author since:
October, 2015
100 blog posts

Workplace members help each other to celebrate to good times and get through the bad times.  No matter how much you love your job, there is always going to be a time when you put your head in your hands and sigh deeply!  At these points, the motivation to rush out and drink heavily, eat chocolate or kick the cat is huge.  However, we all know that while these might help us momentarily to get rid of our frustration, they are not the ways to get over your bad day.

We asked our Workplace family for their number one tip when things are just not going the way you would like them to.

 

Workplace Tip # 1 Breathe in fresh air

Walk, get out of the office and walk away from your troubles. Many said they also put headphones on and listen to music.  The temptation is head down, scrunched shoulders and small, fast steps.  The big tip here is to force your head in the air, look where you are going, breathe deeply and take in your surroundings.  If you walk past people, make some eye contact and smile, even say hello if it is appropriate.  Changing your body language and trying to connect with the world around you, be it people, the trees, the sea or whatever you see when you are walking will help you to clear your head, think and feel better.

 

Workplace Tip # 2 Have THE conversation

Address what has caused your bad day. Don’t brush the situation under the carpet; address it.  As Brene Brown tells us in her fantastic TED talk, have the courage to be vulnerable.  Open up and talk the situation through no matter how hard this is.

Workplace Tip #3 Ignore the voice in your head

Don’t let the voice in your head make it worse. You can go from “that didn’t go well” to “everything is a disaster, I am useless, everyone (even the cat) hates me” in one conversation in your head.  Once you have identified the problem, change your mindset, learn, plan for the future and move on.

 

Workplace Tip #4 Look after your well being

Self-Care, the healthy way – don’t confuse this with self-sabotage. Hitting the town is not what the idea.  Maybe go for a run, get an early night, say something positive to another person.  Laughing is also a proper release.  Watch a funny film or video clip or look through your pictures at all the good times you have had and kind people that love you.  Do whatever it is that makes you feel good and value yourself.

 

Workplace Tip #5 Let off steam

Vent and rant – If you have a good friend or colleague who won’t turn what you say into a pity party, then call them. Choose a friend who will mostly listen to you and not say very much.  Verbalising what has happened to someone not involved is often a great way to rationalise the situation. Be careful here to choose the right person.  You don’t want at this point for someone to say… “you think you are having a bad day, that is nothing you will never guess what my day has been like….!”

 

These are just five tips that the Workplace members came up with that they use to help them get through the tough times.

 

Help us to help others – share your top tip for getting over a bad day.

 

 

Workplace is a 5-star coworking and serviced office company in Manchester and is perfectly positioned on Oxford Street, close to Oxford Road Station and only 10 minutes walk from Piccadilly Station.  It has easy access with the tram system in Manchester being only a few steps from  Albert Square.  Full Google Directions and Location

Workplace Manchester offers excellent flexibility with day desk hire, coworking, reserved desks, offices and meeting space.

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PR when you are Running a Small Business

Workplace
Author since:
October, 2015
100 blog posts

There is no doubt about it, if you want to get real PR coverage when running a small business, the quickest and most efficient is to engage a professional.  They have the contacts and the tricks to help you get coverage.  However, you will be lucky to get anyone to work for you for less than £500 per month.  That price is for just a few hours and even with that there is no guarantee.  As you will see when you start to work on it yourself the costs come in because it is very time consuming work.  Companies who are winning at PR have several people working on this full-time and it costs them big.

As a freelancer, running a small business or start-up do you just forget the idea of PR or can you “do-it-yourself?

The answer to this is “yes” you can do quite a lot of work yourself but remember nothing is free and your time is money when you are running a small business.  Doing your own PR is going to cost you if you look at time spent. The up-side is it can be fun, and it is amazing when you get coverage.

We asked some of our media friends what they would recommend when you are running a small business.

Think about who you are trying to engage.

This person is a journalist and will get press releases day in and day out that don’t relate to their publication or the subjects they write about.  Make sure you have researched the journalists who you want to attract to your small business and the ones who write about your subject.

Keep it short

You have about 4 lines to attract their interest and don’t write more than one page for an initial press release or story.  Many journalists are on the move and will probably read your story on a phone. Writing loads loses them and is hard work.

Get to know your journalists

Follow them on social media, interact with them subtly to get your name known.  Don’t stalk them however as this will just be creepy!  Forming relationships is the best way forward and this can take months so don’t rush it.

Make it professional

Invest in making sure you are writing good releases well.  Journalists are very busy so if they read a story that they can easily transfer to their own copy they will love you making life easy for them.

Get to the point quickly

Make your writing to the point, fun and interesting as once you have captured the journalist the end goal is to capture your wider audience. You want your tone of voice and personality transferred to any PR piece about you and your company.

Write your own blogs and share these on social media and with journalist you know are interested in your subject.  You want to be the voice of your industry.  Making sure the journalists know you have an opinion and have something to say may get them to call you for a well-articulated opinion or view.

Don’t give up

You are playing the long game and it can be a long game.  If you want to speed up PR when running a small business hire and pay for a professional.  This is going to be something that you must build and repeatedly work on.

Be Bold

Do make bold and brave statements and claims about running a small business but make sure that you can back them up as true.  You must make this true and original – the worlds best, ground breaking and state of the art are neither believable or interesting.

Be responsive

If you get a journalist contact you, be there quickly and be present.  They are working to a deadline and if they can’t get hold of you or must wait for information they have no choice but to move on.

Having stuff written about your small business  in the press can help your success in so many ways.  It is defiantly worth working on, but it is by no means the easy way to free marketing.  Think carefully about what you want to achieve through your PR and have a good plan.  Most importantly have fun with it, make you and your business intriguing and help journalists to be intrigues enough to want to know more.

 

Workplace is a 5 star coworking and serviced office company in Manchester and is perfectly positioned on Oxford Street, close to Oxford Road Station and only 10 minutes walk from Piccadilly Station.  It has easy access with the tram system in Manchester being only a few steps from  Albert Square.  Full Google Directions and Location

Workplace Manchester offers great flexibility with  day desk hire, coworking, reserved desks, offices and meeting space.

 

 

 

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