Lifestyle

5 Ways to Be Happier While You Work

May 24, 2014

It’s just as important to be happy and satisfied with our work lives as it is in our personal lives. Try these 5 tips and see how your work day improves!


Declutter your desk

A clean working or living environment can give you a sense of peace. Take a few minutes to organize your things, throw out what you don’t need, and wipe down your table top. A fresh start with a clear space will help you focus and feel more at ease.


Take a microbreak

Recent research shows taking a short breaks throughout the day allows us to mentally detach from our work and and re-energizes us for the rest of the day. Next time you check your Facebook during the work day, don’t feel bad, you might actually be helping to boost your productivity.


Don’t get dragged down by negative talk

It’s easy to get emotionally caught up in a friend’s bad day or negative talk around the workplace. A bad mood can be contagious, but we don’t need to let it bring us down. Next time someone is bringing negativity into your life, just listen with a sympathetic ear and keep your own positivity intact.


Check in with yourself

It’s easy to forget to take care of yourself when you’re busy. Take a moment to be aware of your body. Maybe you need to grab a glass of water, do a few stretches, take a short walk, or have a healthy snack. You will feel better and be able to think more clearly if you pay attention to both your body and mind.


Cherish your work

Even if you haven’t obtained the job of your dreams yet, be proud of your work and do it well. You’ll feel better about yourself at the end of the day and the people around you will notice your positive influence.