THE SECRET TO LOVING YOUR WORK
Take a break and go for vacation, this helps to rejuvenate your mind“Happiness is not doing fun things. Happiness is doing meaningful things.”
– Maxime Lagacé
It is a proven fact that the happier you are with your work, the more creative you become and in turn, the more innovative and dedicated you become at your work. Loving your work is an essential component to the success of a long-lasting business.
When we talk about our happy place, often we refer to a place in our mind; a memory, situation or activity, that brings comfort and peace to us.
But what if you could turn your work , which can be stressful, into your happy place?We all face financial and career related stress at some point and having a job that you love and enjoy is important. Studies have shown that there’s a direct correlation between loving your work and overall business success.
Here’s FIVE things you need to be doing to achieve a happier, and more productive day at work;
Set Lifelines instead of Deadlines
There’s nothing like a deadline to get you moving, out of procrastination into a crazy get it done mode. This however has its detrimental effects on us, on our health and sometimes leads to missing out on certain opportunities. A lifeline however, is a target date that allows a timeline that helps you work at a pace that’s sustainable and enjoyable.
Change your scenery, both outside and inside
Always make sure to change your scenery in order to boost your happiness. Whichever way you prefer to break it up, take a walk outside, get some sun or exercise and watch your fatigued mind get instantly rejuvenated. When indoors, consider giving your work station a make over. A disorganized desk tends to raise stress. Happiness levels can be raised by establishing a sense of control and calm over your working area.
Hire happy personalities
Happy people are often more motivated, creative and productive. When faced with problems or challenges, happy people tend to fix the problems rather than complain and agonize over the same. When people are unhappy, they tend to turn a small crisis into a huge obstacle. Happy people are also generally more likely to infect the other workers or employees with a good mood and soon the whole office has a smile on their faces, creating a very serene and positive environment to work in.
Make friends at work
Employees who have strong friendships at work, whether or not those friendships carried over into their outside lives, are more likely to be happy and motivated at work.Employees spend a lot of time at work; enjoying the coworkers that you spend time with is one of the hallmarks of a positive work experience. Feeling understood and valued by even one coworker, especially if that’s someone you interact with regularly, can significantly increase your daily happiness at work.