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Enjoy Yourself: Ten Secrets To Happier Work

We’ve all been there. You wake up in the morning, drag yourself out of bed, and wish you could somehow avoid going in to your job. Some of us convince ourselves that we need something better and so we bounce around from job to job, looking for the perfect career. The truth is. Every career, whether it be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, or the President of the United States comes with a unique set of difficulties. Sometimes the secret is to learn how to be happy amid the challenges. We spend most of our days working, so why not enjoy it? Read on for some useful ways you can begin changing the way you think about your career.

 

enjoy yourselfAttitude

If you choose to be grumpy and complain about everybody or everything, not only does it make you feel lousy, but you alienate others. Choosing to project a positive attitude changes your outlook.

 

Take Responsibility

Blaming others only makes you feel less-then and out of control. Instead, take responsibility for what is your fault and choose to look for solutions rather than stew in anger. This leads to a better outlook and self confidence.

 

Set Goals

Know where you are headed and why. Goals help you put into place steps to take along the way to help you see progress and celebrate victories. Reaching smaller goals motivates you to reach out for higher goals.

 

Treat Others with Respect

If you treat others with dignity and respect in the work place, you not only feel better about yourself, but you will find others respond in kind. This leads to a more productive and happier work environment.

 

Communicate

Unhappiness may stem from lack of communication frustration. Don’t assume others know what you want them to do, how to do it or the time frame in which the task must be accomplished. Make sure everyone understands through clear communication. Facilitate feedback with others from workers to bosses.

 

Learn to Say ‘No’

You cannot do everything. Trying to do so will drain you and make you unhappy. Do your job to the best of your ability. However, say “yes” only to those commitments that you feel you can do well, have adequate time and resources to do well and that don’t wear you out or turn work into 24/7 drudgery. Know when to say “yes” and when to say “no.”

 

Rest

If you have to drag yourself in to work each morning exhausted, make sure you are getting a better nights sleep. According to Michael Myles, “Strive for eight hours of rest. This means turning off TV and other media devices and going to bed so eight hours of rest is possible.” This is a habit that must be cultivated so you start work rested.

 

Refreshment

Refresh your mind by expanding your world view through reading a variety of materials–fiction and non-fiction.

 

Relaxation

All work makes you unhappy and tired. Take time for activities away from the office. Take time for spouse and family. Relaxation gives a new perspective.

 

Diet

What you eat does matter. The wrong diet will make you feel tired, weak and grumpy. If you wish to have a happier work experience, eat a well-balanced, healthy diet.

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