Know someone who loves their job, never has a bad day at work, and always looks forward to their working week? You can be like that too.
It might seem a little mind-blowing, we know. Loving your job might be an alien concept to some people. If you’ve been plodding along in your job for a good while, it might seem impossible to actually look forward to going to work. Today on the Blue Glove Jobs Blog, we are sharing our secrets to being happy at work.
Create a workspace that you love.
If you’ve got the luxury of your own dedicated desk, make it your own. A pen pot with some nice stationery, a photo frame with a motivational quote or some pictures of your family, a potted plant. Whatever decorative pieces you like, take them into the office and decorate your desk. Another idea may be to move your desk around and maybe put it in front of the window for a change? Studies have shown that a comfortable and welcoming workspace boost productivity and morale. Give it a go and see how you feel!
Work on that work life balance.
The secret to being happy at work lies in the hands of your work-life balance. We’ve written a bunch of posts on ‘work-life balance’ before and we are big advocators of everyone manifesting a healthy work-life balance, no matter what stage you’re at in your career. When your work-life starts to take over your home-life, take a step back and re-address the boundaries. You shouldn’t be answering e-mails or calls once you’ve left the office. You shouldn’t be spending your weekends working on projects at home . It’s easy to understand why someone with a poor work-life balance doesn’t feel happy at work. Work time is work time. You have a life outside of work, too. Make sure you live it!
Learn New Skills.
A secret to being happy at work is to keep on learning. It’s easy to get bored of the day in day out activities. You can often feel like you’re going round in circles. Learning something new is the best way to keep your mind busy and to keep yourself interested in your job. So why not ask to help out on a new project, or ask if you can help out on some different tasks? Change is good, and you’re never too old to learn something new.
Stop Sweating The Small Stuff.
Everyday comes with a new set of challenges. Sometimes these can become frustrating but instead of getting annoyed, learn to enjoy the ride and take everything with a pinch of salt. One way to do this is to practice being present and living in the moment, rather than getting caught up in the stresses of the past or future.
Why not give it a try! Why not implement some of our top tips to see if they can improve your mood and help you feel more happy to be at work! If you’re still not quite there, don’t worry. There are plenty of vacancies on our website up for grabs! Check the picture below to find a job that makes you happy!