Are you tired of feeling unhappy at work? Would you like to feel happy at work instead? Or at the very least, happier?
If you don’t think being happy at work is important then you need to read the blog-post I made here: Is Happiness at Work Important?
It might feel like we have no control over how we feel at work, but in fact, we do.
Here are some things that you can do to feel happy at work:
Always say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ to your colleagues – the better you treat others, the more willing they’ll be to help you get the job done.
Keep clear boundaries – don’t mix personal and professional relationships – look for intimacy in other areas of your life.
Avoid toxic colleagues – the complainers, naysayers, gossips and critics who want to rain negativity on everyone’s parade – the more you expose yourself to them, the unhappier you will feel.
Look for win-win solutions – when we engage in win-lose battles we waste energy and it is counter-productive for all. Try compromising, collaborating and accommodating as much as you can.
Handle your frustrations constructively – use your judgement: if small conflicts between you and your colleagues lead to improvements in how effectively the team works, then that’s constructive. If frustrations lead to anger, tension and upset then that’s not constructive!
That’s just a few ideas to get you started. You could also consider looking at improving your work environment, how you organise your day, and a range of other things that might help you feel more positive at work
– What action will you take to feel happier at work? What changes can you make to your behaviour, to be happy at work?
You may well find that as you become more positive, your colleagues do too, making a better working place for everyone.
And, tell me what you think – share what you have done differently, as a result of reading this article, to put more happiness into your work life – how did you feel afterwards? – it’s great to hear your experiences, and I feature some of them in my newsletters.
Leave a comment here, or email me: Mary@Coach-me-Happy.co.uk