Ways to Boost Your Happiness at Work

Posted by | April 26, 2018 | Career Tips

Are you truly satisfied at work? If you’re not – that’s okay! You’re not alone.

Like Steve Jobs said, to be truly satisfied at work, you have to believe in what you’re doing, and love what you do. Below, we’ve outline a few ways for you to find true happiness at work.

1. Find new opportunities for growth

Employees can feel unsatisfied if their work becomes stagnant. Are your daily tasks starting to feel like a broken record? Shake things up and seek out new opportunities for growth.

Often, employees avoid vying for new tasks for fear of biting off more than they can chew. But we invite you to change your tune and get outside of your work comfort zone. Take any new opportunity your boss may present to you, even if your first instinct is not to. Alternatively, take some time during your work day to seek new ideas out yourself and present them to your boss. By taking the time to invest in new opportunities, you’ll find yourself with a fresh perspective, and hopefully a to-do list full of exciting prospects ahead.

2. Be a helpful and cheerful colleague

You’ve no doubt heard that it’s better to give than to receive, but have you put this into practice at work? Instead of focusing on yourself each morning, bring your positive energy to your colleagues. Maybe they need help with an upcoming project and you have a bit of time to lend. Perhaps they are on a deadline and would benefit from a fresh cup of coffee. Try lending a hand as a helpful and cheerful colleague, especially when your coworkers need it the most.

By helping someone out, you just may be helping yourself out in return. Giving feels good, and it coud be the key to finding your happiness at work.

3. If all else fails, it might be time to move on

If the above tips don’t seem possible or exciting, it might be time to reconsider your current role. Take a long, hard look at your tasks and circumstances at work and decide whether or not you want to work to find happiness, or if you’re ready to seek it elsewhere.

A new job can often spark that happiness or excitement you’ve been lacking. If this is the direction your taking, spruce up that resume and start applying.

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