7 Ways To Stay Happy At Work
Does work leave you feeling stressed, worried or upset? You’re not alone! It has been reported that half of all employees now feel unhappy in the workplace.
Happiness at work is not only vital for productivity but also for our own mental well-being. Despite what you may think, it is possible to be professional, successful and HAPPY at work. Check out our seven tips to find out how!
1. Get a good night’s sleep
Sleep is not something that should be neglected, as a lack of sleep can cause a lot of harm to your body. It can contribute towards serious health issues like obesity and heart disease and can also leave you feeling groggy, sluggish and inevitably unhappy. Health professionals recommend getting between seven to eight hours of sleep a night to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
Try getting an earlier night to see if your mood improves. Don’t forget to have 15ml of Benenox at bedtime to help you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.
2. Prepare for the day ahead
Organisation is the key to success. Sick of skipping breakfast, dashing out of the door every morning and rushing to work? Breakfast has been proven to kick start your metabolism and give you the energy that you need to focus. Try getting up fifteen or twenty minutes earlier to allow your body to wake up and prepare for the day. Or try organising what you need for the following day, the night before. You will be surprised how much a stress-free morning will positively impact your day!
3. Try to avoid negativity and focus on the positive
Would you believe that smiling can actually increase happiness? People gravitate towards positivity and it is easier to be more productive in a positive environment. Try to identify any negative factors that may be affecting your overall happiness in the workplace and focus on creating solutions in order to sustain your happiness. If there’s a colleague who’s always making negative comments in the office, ask to move to a new seat – or invest in a pair of good earphones!
4. Reward Yourself
It’s important to indulge and express some gratitude to yourself from time to time. Made that deadline? Treat yourself to something that you love. Having a particularly tough day? Treat yourself to some chocolate at lunch. You deserve it!
5. Eat Healthily
It is well known that what you eat affects your mood. Eating healthily will contribute towards a healthy body, as well as a healthy mind. Skipping meals and eating too much fatty or sugary food will cause your body to crash, leaving you feeling tired, sluggish or unhappy.
Incorporate plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables into your packed lunch and see what effect it has on your mood. Did you know that vitamin D can help to uplift your mood and make you feel happier? Go on, try it and see how you feel.
6. Try Meditating
Meditation has been proven to relieve stress and promote general mental well-being. Incorporating just ten minutes of meditation and mindfulness into your daily routine can have a great, long lasting impact on your personal happiness. If you’ve having a particularly tough day at the office, try taking just a couple of minutes in the bathroom to gather your thoughts and take a few deep breaths.
Read our Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness to find out more.
7. Try Exercising Regularly
Making sure that you exercise regularly is vital to a happy, healthy lifestyle and the benefits are endless. As well as helping the prevent any illness’ and strengthening your body and heart, it can be beneficial to you overall happiness. It has been proven that people who work out for thirty to sixty minutes, three to five days a week, feel more productive in the workplace. There is an exercise or sport to suit everyone, so give it a try and see what works best for you!
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