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5 Easy Tips for Being Happy at Work

By Donna M. White, LPCI, CACP

5 Easy Tips for Being Happy at WorkSome of us really enjoy our jobs; some of us don’t. It’s reality.

If we don’t like our jobs, some of us have the option of finding employment elsewhere. However, let’s be realistic — in this economy it’s hard enough to find one job. Sometimes we have to settle for something we don’t really want to do just to make ends meet. We may not ever get the wages or the hours we want. We may not get the office with the huge window or the promotion we think we deserve.

Even if we are not happy with our jobs, there are ways we can achieve happiness at work. Happiness starts by changing perspective. If we constantly focus on the things we don’t have, we don’t invest much time in looking for the good in the things we do have.

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5 Easy Tips for Being Happy at Work

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  1. I like the ideas. true it work. i had to find ways to make myself happy. ive stepped out of a previous rat race work environment. however with the chalenges gone the stimulation of creativitty also went. the work became a deadend dull environment. h

  2. Easy Tips.
    But: we have some work where these tips just won’t work

    Instead: paying more money for doing less.
    and giving more holidays for enjoying our BLUE MARBLE!

    With the remarkable note, that we all get more out of such kind of relationship between producing and consuming…

    One who likes his Job! (But can’t give the Money.)

  3. It’s absolute true that quite a lot of times along my career I was feeling in bad sorts well at work. Personally, I’ve been suffering this sort of easiness mainly provoked by some of the following negative factors:
    a) Too much pressure to finish a vast task on time, you’ve got a lot on your plate and there isn’t hardly any time left, or you realize it’s almost impossible to accomplish it with so scarcity of means.
    b) An order to complete a specific task with no margin to any possible mistakes, supposedly because it could entail some important negative repercussions.
    c) You’re a newcomer, it’s been fixed some goals according to your current job, but you’re still finding your feet and nobody is showing you the ropes. You’re feeling as being thrown in at the deep end.
    d) Being assigned in the same team with a fellow who doesn’t simply pull their weight, or who’s quite difficult to get on with well, that you can’t even stand them.
    Regarding situations caused by a) and b) factors – of course, always speaking from my personal experience – they are usually the consequence of overloading you with a responsibility which doesn’t match with the assigned human and material resources for that task or mission. The other simple possibility is that you aren’t – professionally and, or technically – well prepared to assume such a noteworthy mission. Maybe your boss is a real slave-driver, or is continually breathing down your neck, however it doesn’t really matter. In any way you have to notice him, or even to the high man in the totem pole, which are your actual capabilities and limitations, and where and when you’ll be able to get. You’ll be thinking at this very moment: “easier said than done”, that’s true, but you have to dare to do it, it’s only for yourself.
    Dealing with the difficulties attached to your arrival to a new job – c) factor – may be an easier or more complicated problem to work out. It’ll depend on how much accessible and even-handed is your new boss, or just on the contrary how much insensible and direct insensitive he, or she, behaves.
    When a slob or an irksome workmate is in your team – d) factor, well, you can’t let the situation slide. The sooner you face it, the better. You have to be aware that “a stitch in time saves nine”, if not, he/she’ll pass you the buck any time they’ll be able to. If apart from that, she/he’s a sullen, boorish and loutish mate, don’t hesitate one single second, ignore them from the very beginning. When they need you, they’ll immediately change their disposition.

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