Being happy on the job improves our reputation, receive better feedbacks from bosses and enjoy more job satisfaction. Here are 10 tips to be happier at work :
1. Make only commitments that you can keep
Many employees spend more time making excuses for failing to keep a commitment, and worrying about the consequences of not keeping a commitment, than they do performing the tasks promised. If your workload is exceeding your available time and energy, ask the boss for help and resources.
2. Get organized
An organized workplace will help you be better prepared and work more efficiently. It can also improve your happiness since a clean desk makes the work environment seem less hectic and stressful.
3. Take note of how many people rely on you.
Every job is part of a bigger teamwork. Try to see the bigger picture and you get a greater sense of how much your work is linked to others, and it feels more meaningful as a result.
4. Help a colleague
Helping others makes you happier. And helping your colleagues makes you happier at work.
5. Avoid negativity
Avoid negative conversations, gossip, and unhappy people as much as possible. No matter how positively you feel, negative people have a profound impact on your psyche.
Something as simple as smiling can improve your happiness at work because it tells your brain to be more happy.
7. Ask for feedback frequently
If you’re not positive about your work, think about improving and making a sincere contribution. Then, ask your boss and customers for feedback. Their feedback would either make you happy or show ways to improve.
8. Accept people for who they are
You can’t change who people are. Instead of letting their personalities or actions affect you, take a step back and accept them as they are. Take a breather before attending a phone call or sending an email.
9. Move around
Whether it’s finding the time to take a walk outside, run up and down the stairs on your break, stretch, or do a 10-minute exercise, moving around throughout the workday has a number of beneficial effects.
10. Make a To-do-list
Make a list of all things to be completed and grade them according to priority and available time. As you complete each task, mark them with a highlighter or cross out. As the list gets shorter you would feel much relaxed and have a sense of accomplishments. This would also help you focus on important tasks at hand.