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Tips for Finding Happiness at Work

Posted by | October 25, 2014 | Uncategorized

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Tips for Finding Happiness at Work

We all spend a whole lot of time at work, and even though we browse through hundreds of job vacancies, the reasons why each and everyone of us chose the current employment are much more complex than it might seem. We need to earn an income somehow to survive on. This might not make us feel full filled though, no matter how much huge the paycheck might be you might still feel that you are missing happiness at work. Stress, the working hours, the demands of works, difficulty in adjusting ourselves to environments and dealing with your superiors are a kind of situation that is hard to be avoided.

So, what can you do to deal with such a situation and feel happiness at work? Check out our guide below to help you master happiness at work.

Find your true passion

This might be the holy grail for finding happiness at work – Do what you love doing most and you will never work another day in your life. You can easily spot the difference between someone who is coming to work just because he has to and someone who comes to work because he wants to. Finding a job in which you can actually feel you belong to is a key factor to not only manage to stay sane but also to feel satisfaction in what you do. Knowing what you want and what you like can help you decide better your career steps when browsing job vacancies.

Improve your relationship with your employer

How often do we feel uncomfortable with an entity who has power over us? It does happen to you too right? This feeling will only get worse and grow if you feel like you’re just doing your job in order to get through the day. Making that extra effort to put yourself in your employer’s mind and understand your superior’s true goals and hopes, will help you to align the work you do with the employer’s mission. Identifying yourself with what your employer is working to achieve will make you feel like a team-member instead of just a number and you could drastically increase happiness at work.

Add positive energy to your workplace

Dependent of the nature of your job, some work environments might not be that much accommodating as others. Most of us will be more focused on their tasks all day long and little do we try to add some positivity to the day during working hours. Take a minute or two to add some spice by printing out a funny saying and stick it to the wall, add some plants in the room or even offer to make coffee to your colleagues. This will make you feel in control and can bring you the satisfaction of having some power to make things better for everyone.

Exercise or move around

Research has shown that doing some exercise, even slight ones can increase your level of happiness, reduce stress and become smarter too. Take advantage of every pause, such as coffee or lunch breaks to just walk around the office block or near. Parking your car a bit further off the office is a very effective way to force yourself in doing some exercise. Maybe you can also get a gym subscription once walking from the car the office becomes way too boring. You will be amazed with the results of how a simple walk can free your mind out of all the stress and increase happiness overall, especially at work where we spend most of our time at.

It’s also highly advisable to team up with colleagues for motivation.  This will not only help you in keeping up with your daily walks but will also better the friendship with your co-workers.

Check out part 2 of how to find happiness at work