10 Simple Steps to Being Happy at Work

If you dread the sound of your morning alarm and count down the days until the weekend each week, it sounds like you’re a classic case of someone unhappy at work. Being happy in our job is not only crucial for our personal wellbeing, but it can also significantly impact our productivity and professional performance.

So, what can you do to ensure you are happy at work? Here are simple steps that can help to boost your mood, courtesy of Office Vibe.

1) Eat healthily

The food that you eat can have a huge impact on your mood. Eating nutrient-rich foods has made you happier, so try to fit in those five a day!

2) Get some exercise

Exercise releases endorphins that boost our mood, so try to fit some each day, even if it is just for a few minutes.

3) Give feedback to your company

If there’s something that you think would improve the way things are running or the work environment, talk to your boss about it. Feedback will help shape the company, and if something is bothering you, you may be able to resolve it.

4) Go for a walk

A short walk could be what you need to help your creativity and be happy. Getting fresh air can also help you feel more energized and alert.

5) Show gratitude to others

Writing an email each day thanking or praising a team member will increase your feeling of social support.

6) Reflect

Every couple of weeks look back on things that went well and areas that you can improve or would like to focus on.

7) Meditate

Meditation can help you to relax and combat stress. It has also been proven to improve your sense of self.

8) Get to know your colleagues better

Go for a coffee or grab some lunch with a colleague every now and then so you can get to know them better. Work is always more pleasant when you get along with those around you.

9) Keep a gratitude journal

Writing down the things you are grateful for reinforces it in your brain and can make you happier. It can also aid sleep and reduce illness.

10) Help others

It has been found that taking 10-30 minutes of your day to help someone else can also make you feel less time-restrained.

By Sophie Deering