Wednesday, 20 November 2013

8 Simple Tricks To Get Happier At Work

Work is a part of life for just about everyone… some live for it, others do it because they must to live, but both can find ways to get more happiness out of the work they do during a time when Americans are increasingly unhappy with their jobs. So here are some smart, simple tips anyone can try to be happier at work.
1. Keep a to-do list and finish off that list no matter what. Getting all the things you need to do in one place improves the odds they’ll get done, and gives you a real-world sense of satisfaction as you cross them off the list. For those whose job offers little physical reward, this can be a huge – a physical reminder of all you do, just what you’ve accomplished.
2. Get outside between tasks rather than hanging at your desk surfing social media. A brisk walk outside, something fast enough to get your heart rate up even if just for a few minutes, is a natural way to release feel good endorphins while those deep breaths of fresh air help clear the mind too. By the time you come in you’ll feel better, and find you are more productive, and in a better mood for the rest of the workday.
3. Clean your work area because a clean and organized desk helps keep your mind clear too. You won’t be tempted to tidy up instead of focus on work, and in a more organized, pleasant looking area you’ll work quickly and efficiently, feeling better as you go.
4. Get enough sleep as research has found, over and over again, that you’ll be more focused and productive if you get the right amount of quality sleep. That amount differs for everyone, but 6.5 to 7.5 hours a night is a good guideline.

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