How to find happiness at work
Five articles with tips for staying happy on the job.
by monsterstaff, published 01/17/2014
- How To Find Happiness In A Job You Hate Fast Company: “Spend more time and energy focusing on the high points in your day and less on the drama and troublesome co-workers. If there truly aren’t aspects of your job that make you happy, create them, Simko says. Weave in some of your own interests or create something to look forward to, such as starting a series of brown bag lunch meetings for your co-workers with speakers who interest you or a company-wide charitable effort that leaves you feeling good about yourself.”
- Ask The Headhunter: Four Fearless Job Hunting Tips to Land a Job That Makes You Happy PBS: “Don’t settle. When you're worried about paying the rent, it seems that almost any job will do. Taking the first offer that comes along could be your biggest mistake. It's also one of the most common reasons people go job hunting again soon — they settle for a wrong job, rather than select the right one.”
- 6 Tips to Help Deal With Change on the Job and in Life TLNT: “Don’t make changes for change’s sake alone. We’ve all experienced the “new broom sweeps clean” effect, suffering as a fresh leader came onto the scene and changed everything just because he or she could — regardless of how well the existing system functioned. Whenever this happens, chaos reigns and productivity plummets, and sometimes it never recovers.”
- Do You Have To Change Jobs To Find Happiness? Forbes: “Those that felt their work had no meaning or offered no value were more likely to produce lower quality work or cheat, despite the money they were making. Those that had their work acknowledged did more for less compensation, at a higher quality and a greater level of care. The basic human need to feel that their work mattered had a massive impact on how engaged they were in their job and the results they delivered.”
- Practices for Having a Happier Day at Work PsychCentral: “Pay attention to your feelings. For instance, if you’re feeling irritated toward a co-worker, pay attention to your irritation, ‘not so much the story of why you’re irritated, but the actual feeling of it.’ What does it feel like in your body? Where do you feel it? Identifying irritation as it starts helps you prevent an action you might later regret. ‘With a more immediate recognition of what we’re feeling, we have a choice as to how we want to respond in that moment.’”