The following is an excerpt from Laura Vanderkam | September 12, 2012 | cbsnews.com |
(MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY On my post the other day on how to be happier at work, a few people left comments noting the sheer misery of their offices. You may want to be happier at work, but at least one negative soul in the office wants everyone else to be unhappy at work. What can you do to flee the clutches of this black hole?
You probably won’t convince this person to change. One commenter described a gentleman who’d kept a list — an actual, physical list! — of grudges going back 20 years.
But you can minimize the impact by reminding yourself that your world is not the same world that person is seeing. And indeed, you can keep making your world better — even in little bits of time. Here are some ways to strike a blow against the dark side:
*Go to GlobalGiving.org and donate $15 to a non-profit that inspires you. Care about education? DonorsChoose.org is another option.
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