19 Proven Tips to Be Happy at Work.

Work is a social place, BUT the majority of workplaces are sequenced, controlled, compartmentalized and standardized – As not much has changed since the workhouses of the Industrial Revolution.

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The main Issues:

  • You are expected to sit or stand all day long.
  • You are expected to be a working machine, not a complex mix of mind, body and spirit.
  • You are expected to leave your emotions at the door.
  • You are expected to solve problems and strategically plan for people who act like School Masters.
  • You are expected to follow rules, policies and regulations which don’t help you, but just reminds you that your a cog in a very big machine.
  • You are expected not to voice concern or raise objections, otherwise you rock the foundations of the institution.

1. Meaning.

Spark Your curiosity and imagination, to do meaningful work.  No matter the size of a goal – whether curing cancer or helping a colleague – having a sense of meaning can contribute to happiness in the workplace.

2. Office Nest.

Since you spend so much time at work, if you want to improve your happiness – you should make your space your own, decorate your area and make yourself as comfortable and relaxed as you can be in your office.

Read Work: How to Find Joy and Meaning in Each Hour of the Day.

3. Find a Work Best Friend.

Have friends at work perceive their job as more fun, enjoyable, worthwhile, and satisfying. Furthermore, having friends at work can create a support system.

4. Smile.

Something as simple as smiling can improve your happiness at work because it tells your brain to be more happy.

5. Say – Thank You.

Receiving expressions of gratitude makes us feel a heightened sense of self-worth, and that in turn triggers other helpful behaviors toward both the person we are helping and other people that are around us, too.

6. Take breaks.

You need to take a minute and breath before moving on to your next task – that how you can be more creative, competent, or cheerful. Take time off to recharge from the stress of work. In fact, It can also improve our overall health..

Read Real Happiness at Work.

7. Eat Healthy.

Don’t eat junk ar work. Less vending machine for lunch – Go for: yogurt,  honey, cherry tomatoes, and so – Normal food, Good stuff.

8. Organize.

You have enough stress with work, so avoid the additional stress that clutter and scrambling tasks.

Use Trello to organize tasks.

9. Don’t Multitask.

Instead of getting overwhelmed by the amount of work you’re trying to juggle through multitasking, focus on one task at a time.

10. Accept People for Who They Are.

Maintaining a professional attitude. You can’t change who people are. Instead of letting their personalities or actions affect you, Stay Cool.

11. Move Around.

Walk outside, run up and down the stairs on your break, stretch, or do a 10-minute exercise -moving around throughout the workday is AWESOME.

Do P90x.

12. Sit Correctly.

Learn how you need to sit.

13. Reward Yourself.

Candy, or giving yourself a pat on the back. Find the time to reward yourself after you’ve completed a project or had a fruitful day.

14. Reflect.

When you record moments in your notebook, smartphone, tablet, etc., you’ll have a reminder of why your work matters to you.

15. Define your own definitions.

Everyone has a different definition of the word happiness and their work. Start with these as a baseline and define yourself your current role.

16. Be your Best.

Start setting your own high standards. Being the best is not competition, it’s about recognizing and being proud of your own skills and abilities – and never stop learning.

Improve your skills with LYNDA.

17. Play!

Be creative, even if it’s not encouraged. Play isn’t just reserved for children.

18. Be the person you would love to work with.

Don’t get caught up in the negativity of others. It’s pretty common to moan, grump and be the misery – Don’t. Make friends.

Read How to Win Friends & Influence People.

19. Play outside of work.

You are not your job, you are not your career or what you get paid for. Take accountability for your happiness outside work. 

Read How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad): A Creative Workbook.

Cheers,
Netanel.

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