Monthly Archives: October 2015
By Curtis Oudia.
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama
In the beginning, you might be excited to take on a new task. But as soon as you fall into a routine you will feel like you’re sleep walking through each day. The good news is that life doesn’t have to be perfect for you to find happiness at work.
Here are ways that you can turn your ship around and find happiness (don’t think about the Coca-Cola slogan) at work.
Build the perfect wolfpack: One way people can actually tell you are happy is if you have a strong social network with your mates at work. It’s easy to hate your job when you don’t know your co-workers. And it’s even easier to continue hating it if you continue being a one man-wolf pack. The situation isn’t going to change if your actions stay the same.
Don’t let another day go by without learning about your co-workers. You have to make an effort and get to know them. Reach out to your co-workers and be curious about their lives outside work. Two people have never become friends without one of them starting the conversation.
Look for opportunities for growth instead of failure: So often, we worry about protecting ourselves at work. We look at situations not as opportunities to grow but as a chance to fail. We view new ideas with skepticism. Large Tea Cups Cute Tea Cups Wholesale Vintage Tea Sets Amber Bangle Bracelets The thought that is always in the back of our minds is, “Will this make me look bad?”
The result is that we seldom take advantage of the opportunities before us. If you feel like you’re always on the defensive on your job, then take a deep breath and look for an opportunity instead. Take joy in the fact that there is always a new project to start in the workplace. It doesn’t matter what you do or where you work, there is always something new that could be done. You’ll find it much easier—and pleasant—to look for opportunities to grow instead of trying to protect yourself.
Take on additional responsibility: Becoming a more important piece on the chessboard is a sure way to improve your attitude at work. It’s easier to feel excited when you know that your opinion counts. Taking on additional responsibilities will make you feel more respected and valued in the workplace.
If you don’t know where to start, ask the next guy for suggestions on a project you can help out on.
Help someone out: When you’re feeling down, there are few actions that can help lift your spirits as much as helping someone else out. Help someone else solve a problem and you just might solve some of your own and end up finding inner peace.