How to Be Happy at Work

June 2, 2015

Career Advice

7357503268_a11f171c37_zYou are in charge of your own happiness in work and in life. Boris Sokolof says, “Like swimming, riding, writing, or playing golf, happiness can be learned.” And Mildred Barthel says, “Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.” So how you do become happy at work? You create your own happiness. An Entrepreneur writer came up with 16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work and here is a summary of our top 5 favorites:

1. Get some exercise before or after work. Schedule exercise in the same way you’d schedule a meeting and give that appointment the respect it deserves. It will make you happier, really!

2. Stop comparing yourself to others. Focus on yourself and your goals and accomplishments, and don’t size them up against those of your coworkers.

3. Forgo the gossip. It often leads to complaining and commiserating. It’s ok to vent sometimes, but venting all the time just builds up a negative wall that’s hard to break down.

4. Choose gratitude. When things go wrong, think about what you’re thankful for. Reminding yourself of the wonderful things in your life instead of dwelling on the negative can change your attitude for the better in a big way.

5. Hang out with positive people. The same kind of people who love to throw themselves pity parties (see number 3) are the kind of people you want to stay away from. Surround yourself with people who love to smile and laugh.

Read the full article at Entrepreneur.

Image via Daniel Go

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