Being happy at work matters a lot as it gives a sense of satisfaction and boosts productivity. Fortunately, today companies acknowledge the impact of positive attitude on productivity and take happiness seriously. They do their best to develop a good corporate culture and pleasant environment in the workplace. So, the rest is up to you. As it is indicated in “The How of Happiness“, no matter of your DNA and circumstances, 40% of happiness is under your control.
Choose to be happy and take appropriate steps.
Have a Sense of Meaning
No matter the circumstances, meaning and hope keep people going. The same is with working experience. You should strive to find the meaning in what you do and make alignment of your work with your objectives.
To be truly happy at work, try to understand how your responsibilities at work contribute to your goals. Even if you find that your current job is not directly leading you towards your most cherished goals, realize that your every accomplishment and connection can somehow serve as stepping-stones to your future perspectives. So, always have a sense of meaning in your mind and it will help you see your job through a positive lens.
Learn New Skills
Find better ways to handle the everyday tasks that could seem tiresome to you. Make a change day by day to make things challenging and more interesting. Soon, you will be satisfied with your advanced skills. This will keep you motivated and have a positive effect on your overall satisfaction.
Avoid Negativity and Share Happiness
Keep your working environment clean and positive. Avoid negative conversations and unhappy people as much as possible. Adversely, stick to positive interactions and try to spread good vibes on your colleagues by encouraging and supporting them. Concentrate on positive energy around you and choose to be happy.
Make Friends with Colleagues
Research shows that those who have coworker friends tend to perform better and be more satisfied with their work. Furthermore, people with a best friend at work are 7x more likely to be engaged at work. On the other hand, maintaining the friendship sometimes could be tricky. However, the positive impact significantly overweights the little difficulties that friends might encounter.
Having a friend in your working environment gives the sense of support, caring and loyalty. So, if you haven’t yet made friends with your colleagues, take time to get in touch with them more closely.
And finally, if you have tried out all these techniques but they still don’t work for you, maybe it is time to look for a new job. You are spending a big part of your day working and you should find a way to be happy at work.
Do what you love, even if it seems challenging and tricky to you. Don’t be afraid to even change your career path. There are no criteria to assess professions. The best job for you is the one you enjoy and feel happy about. Simple!