There’s no other place we spend more time than at work, and no other thing we spend more time thinking about than our work. Sounds sad, that word work taking up so much of our lives, but it doesn’t have to be. The missing key to a happy and successful career could simply be yourself.
- Stay neutral at work … Don’t get involved in any office gossip. Stay on good terms with everyone and have no opinions on controversial relationship matters in the office that don’t have to do with you, or even do. The least said, soonest mended.
- Be self aware… Re-read emails before sending them and be more thoughtful when interacting with others. Look at everything from an outside perspective – for instance, your criticism could be beneficial but how you implement it is most important; how are you coming across?
- Stay positive and reinforce it to others… Encourage colleagues to be and do their best and show your appreciation to them. At the end of each day, look back on your work and take note of the positives. Your positivism will shed off on others and it will not only create a more up-bet work environment, but it will gain you respect and admiration.
- Take advantage of ‘you time’… Don’t forget about your health. Your work day may be long and tiring but your body needs exercise, even if it doesn’t feel like it. Meditate, take a yoga class, go for a long walk during your lunch break. Commit yourself to a daily activity goal.
If none of these steps can make an impact on your happiness at work, then for your own health, take the leap to move on to something new. Whether it’s a new company or even a new career – life is what you make it! Don’t let yourself regret not going down the path you dream of, just make the change! It’s as simple as your own happiness and determination!