Summary: What does it take for you to be happy at work? Well, there are some things you can do to increase your work-life happiness. We have them for you in this post.
We understand that you need to meet deadlines, submit projects and find new clients to be productive at work. But, aside from this, you also want to be happy both personally and professionally. This post will provide you with a list of things you can implement now and in the future to help you improve your happiness at work.
If your to-do list is a mile long, or you simply do not enjoy performing the tasks on the list, come up with some rewards to give yourself. For example, if you complete an entire presentation, then you will be able to go out for drinks with co-workers at the end of the day.
Create a Playlist of Music
One of the best ways to get out of a rut at work and make yourself happy is to create a music playlist with some of your favorite songs. Pick songs that energize you and get you motivated. If you have a private office, you can listen to the music without headphones, but make sure it does not have inappropriate lyrics.
Use the Internet
When you are struggling through the day at work, there is no harm in taking a break to browse the internet. You can spend five or ten minutes looking at funny pictures of animals or watching videos of adorable kids saying funny things.
Take a Walk
There is nothing wrong with taking a walk when you are on your lunch break. We are talking about taking a walk outside, around the building, if it is nice out. Getting some fresh air will help you clear your mind, relax and feel rejuvenated for the remainder of the day.
Drink a lot of Water
Instead of spending your spare change on multiple bottles of sugary soda, buy a couple bottles of spring water. Drink as much water as possible while at work because it will keep you hydrated and help you fight headaches.
Redecorate your Cubicle or Office
If you are tired of going to work each day, it might be because of your office or cubicle. If your workspace is bleak or dim, it might be time to redecorate. This means hanging new pictures of family and friends, bringing in a plant or two and even hanging some decorative, white lights.
Take 20 Minutes for Personal Tasks
The stress of work and personal life will build if you do not set aside time each day to handle personal tasks. No more than 20 minutes per day should be fine and it will help you lower your stress levels and get more from your to-do list finished.
Use Vacation Days
Do not let those company-paid vacation days go to waste, especially if they do not rollover to the next year. The more often you take advantage of an available vacation day, the lower your stress levels will be.How to be Happier at Your Job Immediately by Jim Vassallo