August 11, 2015

By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC

How do you respond to “So, what do you do?” How do you explain “disaster restoration?” While the phrase can appear daunting, depressing or even dull to some people, the reality is it’s an exciting, rewarding job that never has a dull moment. Convey this when describing your work.

Restoration is a good thing, a positive thing – bringing optimism to those affected by disaster. Don’t think about the different disasters you encounter and the tragic happenings. Instead, think, you are restoring homes, restoring lives. You restore peace of mind.

So, how do you change your mentality about your work?

Get a good night’s sleep to wake up refreshed. In this industry, you can be called to work at any time of the day or night. Make sure while you’re off the clock, you schedule some down time and sleep.

  1. Get Moving.

If you’re not a morning person, this can be easier said than done. But, the easiest way to wake up in the morning is to sit up when your alarm goes off. Consider placing your alarm away from arm’s length to force yourself to get out of bed and stand up to turn it off. You can also pump your fists, do some sit ups, take a shower. Seriously, anything to get your body moving will help you be more awake for the day.

The less tired you feel, the more alert you will be and the better your outlook about life can be.

  1. Choose Positive Surroundings.

Negativity is contagious, but so is positivity. If you know someone who constantly complains, keep your space. Instead, surround yourself with positive people – Those who see the good in people and situations, who challenge you, who can make you laugh.

  1. Live Life to the Fullest.

As cliché as it sounds, making time for your loved ones, planning your favorite experiences, and enjoying the little things, can really turn your life around and change your mentality for the better.

By keeping yourself in a positive state of mind and enjoying yourself and your surroundings on a daily basis, you can remain positive even in difficult situations at work.