How to Be Happier in The Office

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If you sometimes find yourself feeling unhappy at work or wishing that you worked elsewhere, do not give into temptation and quit your job. Keep in mind that there are actually things that you can do to improve your situation. For example, here are some things you can do to make work a happier place.

Organize Your Workload

Arrange your workload so that you can handle it more effectively. There are times when any job can seem overwhelming. At those times, you will feel less satisfied and unhappy. That is why it is essential to take control and start organizing your workload so that things are less likely to become overwhelming for you. Taking control will give you a sense of empowerment; this will help you to feel happier at work. 

Make Your Workspace Your Own

You are spending large amounts of time at your job. If you work part time, you are probably there at least 20 hours a week. If you work full time, you are at your job for 40 hours a week or more. Since you spend such a large amount of time at your job, you need to decorate your space and make it your own. Put up pictures and put items on your work desk that make you feel relaxed and comfortable; this will enable you to feel happier and be more productive at work.

Keep Your Personal Matters At Home

If you happen to have a group of colleagues who are compassionate towards you, that can be very helpful if circumstances put you in a position where you need to talk about personal issues at work. Granted, if you are constantly thinking about personal issues while you are at work, that makes it more difficult for you to be a productive worker. Before going to work, make sure that you have done everything you can to make things go smoothly at home. Once you have done that, then it is necessary to let go of personal or home-related concerns so that you can fully function at work. 

Have a Healthy Diet

Having good dietary habits and drinking at least eight cups of water per day can truly make a difference in your life. For instance, eating whole foods as opposed to eating junk foods or excess sugar will help your body feel stronger. Also, properly hydrating will increase your energy levels so that you can be more productive. Talking to a dietician or nutritional counselor is another thing that you can do so that you can become more knowledgeable about what to consume in order to enable good health. 

Breathe and Move

Take time out of your busy schedule each day to just take some deep breaths. In fact, you could go so far as to begin a yoga regimen where you inhale long breaths and exhale laughter. Do this at least 10 times per day. Also, periodically during the day, get up out of your chair and walk around. Walking will stimulate your circulation and will help you to feel healthier and think more clearly. Clear thinking healthy workers are happier at work and more productive. 

Give Yourself a Reward

When you do a good job at work, give yourself a reward. You could go see a movie, or you could go to a favorite restaurant for a special meal either alone or with your friends. Or, you could treat yourself to something else that you have always wanted to do. Just do something that makes you happy. Treating yourself will add an element that will make your work experience much happier. 

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Clarice Chu has 76 articles online

Clarice Chu offers advice on workplace management, careers and self development for young corporates. She is also knowledgeable within corporate real estate and consults entrepreneurs on company incorporations in Malaysia.

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This article was published on 2013/12/18