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How to Be Happier With Work

https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/people-planet-profits/202011/how-be-happier-work

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How to Be Happier With Work
How to reexamine your job to be happier at work.

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Happier At Work

Happier At Work

Many of us grow tired and weary at our jobs because we feel like it isn't worth the time or that we're only there to make money and leave. However, it is possible to be happy with your job.

There are many things we can do to have our needs met while in our workplace and some things are under our control which we can tweak and help us determine what makes us happy.

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How To Enjoy Your Taks

If your tasks are getting boring, dull, or uneventful, here are the things you can do to enjoy performing tasks:

  • Ask yourself which tasks you enjoy doing and rank them from most to least liked.
  • It doesn't have to be the things that you are only good at but they could be.
  • If you can't put in the ranking the tasks that feel difficult to you, try placing tasks on a schedule. If you're worn out by Friday, try doing them on Tuesdays where you'll feel motivated to work.

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Nurture Your Work Relationships

  • The most vital thing in a workplace environment is your relationship with people. It's time to start mending that relationship with your "frenemy" and get closer to your workmates.
  • Having real relationships with your workmates makes it easier for everyone when solving future problems and achieve tasks.
  • If you don't have any friends, try seeking out and exploring new departments and get to know them.
  • Making genuine friendships is also a way to help ourselves get excited about work.

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Changing Your Work Mindset

There is no need to live in constant fear and anxiety. It is difficult to change and adopt a new mindset but it will be rewarding.

If you feel like work is uneventful because you're only doing data entry, change your mindset about it and think bigger. You're not only doing this for yourself but for everyone to have a pleasant experience with the company, and you helped do that.

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Workplace Happiness defined

In a fundamental sense, workplace happiness comes when:

  • We enjoy doing the tasks assigned to us
  • We feel right about the people we are working with
  • We are happy with the financial benefits we get from the job
  • We have the scope of improving our existing skills
  • We feel respected and acknowledged at work

Importance Of Happiness At Work

Happy employees are compulsory for a growing business.

A study on organizational success revealed that employees who feel happy in the workplace are 65% more energetic than employees who don’t. They are two times more productive and are more likely to sustain their jobs over a long period of time.

Unhappiness at work

Among the factors contributing to this were 
  • poor work-life balance
  • workers feeling underappreciated in their positions 
  • and 
  • people ...

How to be happier at work

  • Figure out what truly motivates you, how do you define enjoyment, success, and fulfillment.
  • Conduct an energy audit and make changes accordingly. 
  • Take 10-to-15-minute breaks. 
  • Keep a 'smile file'. Keep a running list of your accomplishments, compliments, and thank-you's from real people.
  • Remind yourself of why you like working there.
  • Be disciplined about rest and balance.
  • Don't be 'on' 24/7.
  • Build your network. Develop meaningful relationships with people you admire and respect.
  • Connect your work to your intrinsic values - even if your job does not have a grand purpose, you can live your values.
  • Talk to your boss more often.
  • Discard the idea of 'right' versus 'wrong'.

The Relationship Between Goals And Burning Out

The Relationship Between Goals And Burning Out

Effective goal-setting underlies the fundamental aspect of your motivation and keeps stressful situations at bay.

If you don’t set goals in positive, attainable ways, you may fall i...

Reorganizing Your Goal Hierarchy

As losing resources is more likely to cause burnout than gaining resources is to mitigate it, dealing with the negative aspects is more beneficial than using positive “band-aid” fixes. You want to drive down uncertainty and inefficiency to ensure that you aren’t doing unnecessary tasks and minimize your emotional exhaustion. To do that:

  1. Create a chart and place your major goal at its top, followed by layers of very specific subgoals needed to attain the major goal.
  2. Find and fix the inefficiencies in your goal hierarchy.
  3. Determine the attainability of each goal.

Burnout Symptoms And Signs Of Exhaustion

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Impaired concentration/ forgetfulness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Increased illness
  • Physical symptoms
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Gastrointestinal pain
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal problems.