There are many reasons why being happier at work winds up leading to being happier in life too. Read on to learn more about boosting your happiness in both areas.
In many ways, work is just a means to an end.
It’s a way to earn money to pay bills, and (hopefully) have enough cash leftover to do the things we genuinely enjoy outside of the 9-5.
After all, we spend such a huge chunk of our time at work, and put in so much physical and mental energy doing our jobs. Plus, our job makes up part of our identity.
Ideally you should have at least some passion and drive for what you do. But sometimes it’s hard to see the purpose and meaning in your work. For this reason, it’s important to take time to see the bigger picture when it comes to our work lives and our happiness.
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First things first.. Rather than seeing life as black and white ‘at work’ and ‘at play,’ consider how everything ties together and how your life, health and happiness is affected as a result.
With this in mind, you should consider how you can boost your happiness in general and not just outside of your working hours.
Here are some of the ways you can go about boosting your happiness at work and thereby becoming happier in your life.
When was the last time you sat down and looked at your goals?
Every so often it’s worth sitting down and re-evaluating…
If you’re stuck in a dead end job with no opportunities for example, then it’s understandable that you’ll end up feeling stagnant and unmotivated.
If you’re working in a career that really doesn’t line up with your future goals, it’s not going to lead to happiness from job satisfaction.
You need to consider…
Sometimes taking a pay cut in the here and now to start a new career and work your way up from the bottom can be worth it long term.
Perhaps the reason you’re unhappy at work is the company you’re in, maybe there’s bullying in the workplace or your boss treats you unfairly. You could seek HR Advice, or you could look for a similar position in a different company.
When you’re fit, healthy and well this can improve every aspect of your life and happiness.
Basically, when you’re not sitting or standing for hours with a sore back, feeling sluggish and dealing with brain fog, your days will pass more easily. You’ll be better able to do your job and more able to focus.
This means you need to…
You also need to take time at work, maintaining a clean and tidy environment …and ideally work in a spot where there’s plenty of natural light. This gives your body a natural boost and can improve mood and productivity.
Do you spend every morning rushing around like a headless chicken?
If you’re in a stressed out panic before you even arrive for work, it doesn’t set a good tone for the rest of the day.
Consider some good ‘life admin’ solutions overall. A few simple preparations ahead of time mean starting the day feeling fresh and organized.
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