Whether you are currently working in the perfect job or still seeking that dream, you always desire to be happy when getting to the office. However, in our recent survey, few people claimed that they are happy every moment of every day in their job. The daily stresses of work, difficult projects, urgent deadlines, and competition with co-workers can all test our emotions. Slow down and read a few tips for finding workplace happiness provided by Faro below, they are useful for you wherever you are in your career!
1. Rearrange “to do list”
Sometimes you might be buried with deadlines and don’t know how to get out of that stuff. Then, everything becomes a mess and you haven’t finished any mission, this leads to bad emotion with the job you are doing. According to the book “Getting Results the Agile ways”, “at the beginning of every day, you should mentally fast-forward to the end of the day. Ask yourself: When the day is over, what are three things I want to have accomplished?” You should make yourself a to – do – list in the morning, do the most important task first, then categorize the second, third... At the end of working day, write off what you have finished and what you haven’t, then learn from experience for tomorrow. This way will help you get easier with paperwork and manage your time well.
2. Choose your circle of colleagues wisely
Remember that supportive workplace relationships is an important source of happiness. A sense of camaraderie at work improves your way of communication, cooperation, collaboration, and also creativeness. So don’t hesitate to stay away from grouchy, grumpy co-workers who have not good attitudes toward you, find your faults at every aspect and try to drag you down. Make friend with optimists who point out your strength and encourage you to do the right things.
3. Stop practicing negative thinking:
Negative thinking doesn't serve you well but leaves little room for happiness: downsizing, employee attrition, salary cuts, being failed in promotion,… You are wasting lots of time and energy to consider what the next disastrous change is. This might lead to mental health problems that we have talked in the previous post, inability to focus on working and no achievement in job. Instead, why don’t you spend your worrying time on thinking about how you'll handle that big promotion you'll get and preparing for a good conservation when meeting the boss this afternoon? When you erase negativity from your mind and start thinking and staying positively, you'll be on your way to make your job become a perfection.
At Faro, we understand that a motivated and engaged workforce is a happy and productive workforce. When employees are always happy at work, they will feel valued and make real, tangible contributions. Let Faro help you with the best HR professionals who fit your company to build a better workforce.