May, 2020

5 Habits to Develop to Be Happier at your Job

5 Habits to Develop to Be Happier at your JobDo you ever get that lonely feeling on a Sunday night because you know for a fact you’re going back to work the next day? Do you dread Mondays or feel like you’re always counting the days until the weekend? You are not alone. More than 70 percent of workers in the United States have been found to be unhappy with their jobs. Whether it’s because of stress, lack of opportunities for growth, or because you hate your boss, people have varied reasons for why they’re not fulfilled with what they do.

If you found yourself caught in the same dilemma, don’t worry. We’ve listed a few tips to help you develop the right habits to be happier at your job!

Start the day right
Whether it’s spending 5 minutes for meditation or enjoying a hot cup of joe in the morning, make it a habit to start your day doing something you love. This is an excellent way to put you in the right mood and mindset as you get the day started. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant. It can be as simple as playing upbeat or cheerful music in the background while getting ready for work or reading some inspirational articles.

Tackle the most challenging and dreaded tasks
While this doesn’t mean tackling all the difficult tasks at once, it’s a good strategy to start working on these challenging tasks as you start your day and proceed to the easier ones as the day progresses. This way, you won’t end up feeling as exhausted towards the end of the day when you tackle them last.

Make friends at work
One of the reasons why employees feel happy in their workplace is that they have established friendships and good working relationships with their colleagues. Make it a point to socialize and make friends at work. Join team building activities and go out with your colleagues to hang out outside the office whenever you can.

Take breaks
We sometimes get so overwhelmed with our tasks that we just want to keep working until everything’s done to the point of exhaustion. If you find yourself in a similar situation, it’s about time to stop the habit. Taking breaks in the middle of your workday is crucial not only for your sanity and job satisfaction. It’s also an excellent way to help boost your productivity and efficiency. Don’t deprive yourself of breaks in the middle of your work. You need it to recharge and reset your mind.

Avoid distractions
Are there times when you find yourself wondering where the time has gone because you’re already halfway through your day but haven’t finished half of your tasks? You may have been spending your time on other things such as scrolling through your social media. If you have a bad habit of spending a significant amount of time on non-work related stuff, stop right there. It’s not going to help you get things done and succeed at what you do. Avoid and eliminate distractions whenever you can. You’ll feel more accomplished by the end of the day.

Who says a workplace can’t be a happy place? When you develop the right habits and improve your ways, you’ll find it easier to focus, stay engaged and feel more fulfilled and happier at what you do!

 

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.