One week consists of 188 hours. If you work 40 hours a week, you spend almost one quarter on the job. Obviously, you want to ensure that the majority of the time is filled with happiness. But sometimes it’s difficult to know what you can do to achieve it. We share tips you can start use already today to feel more happiness when at work!
Just like many other things in life, the key is often your attitude. Our actions are steered by our thoughts and feelings, why it can be a good idea to actively try to think positively about your tasks for the day. It could be a workshop, lunch with your colleague or an exciting meeting. When you’re looking forward to things, you will get a positive feeling about that activity, which will lead to you feeling more happy.
Studies show that employees who have good relationships with their colleagues are more likely to be happy at work than those who don’t get along well with their teammates. Paus what you’re doing once in a while and ask your colleagues about their pets, their children, their hobbies or a Netflix TV show that you would like to recommend. When expressing a genuine interest in others, you may also notice a bond begin to form.
Most of us feel that it can be a bit tedious to sit at the desk for 8 hours a day. One way to create a little variety in everyday life is to move around in the office, for example, grab your computer and move to another desk, a café or another room. You can also take a quick break by going out for a walk, get some fresh air and catch some daylight. Tip! Ask a colleague next to you to join.
By following these simple tips, you’ll feel that your energy level and job satisfaction are increasing. The positive thing about being more positive is that it gets affected by your colleagues, which means that you will have more fun together.However, sometimes it can be difficult to get started with new ways of thinking and behaving. Together with a therapist at BlueCall, you get help to map out your specific situation and set up routines to increase happiness in your everyday life.