Work. What feeling does that word give you? Is something weighing you down whenever you hear that word? Then, here are ways to make yourself happy at work.
Here's the popular adage - Look good, feel good. Happiness starts from within! It just takes some conscious efforts from your end for this makeover. When you look into the mirror and see yourself dressed impressively, your inner devil that pulled you down earlier could vanish.
Dressing up means you are ready for something and that could mean that you are ready to take up challenges confidently. In addition, the first impression that you pass over to someone is your looks. So when you look good, you carry yourself confidently naturally and that induces happiness.
Create A Happy Place
Psychologists advise their patients to create a safe or happy place in their minds to go back to when they feel low. This imaginary place will have the elements you love to have. Similarly, you could create a real happy place at your cubicle by keeping objects that bring positive energy that you would like to look at to boost you.
It could be pictures of your role models, God or artistic objects that light up the aesthetics. If nothing works, get a small plant for your desk and feel the energy! When you fill your place with things that are bright and aesthetic, they create a setting of happiness.
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Work To Accomplish
The reason that drowns you is probably that you are not having an upward graph in your career and feel stagnant. Upward graph could either be a reward from your workplace or the learning process. You do not have control over the former because you could do your best but receiving the returns depends on external factors.
On the other hand, you could solve both the problems by just working on the learning process. Make it a point to learn something new everyday. This will build in you the thirst for more learning and more accomplishment and increase your productivity.
If you are still not rewarded, you could still use the knowledge incurred elsewhere by either moving to a new company or earning extra on a part-time basis. Either ways, accomplishment is the path to happiness.
Having supportive people around you enhances your mood and makes you happy. You could establish friendly relationships with your colleagues even if you are not friends with them by means of emotional bonding.
Imagine everyone around you working harmoniously. Does that vision give you happiness? Then it's time to recreate it by being social.
If an incident has occurred earlier, deterring your confidence to be happy at work, then it's time to let go of the memory and focus on your work wholeheartedly. Why? Because people forget. And? A good employee is always respected and perceived with a welcoming attitude despite their mistakes. So, learn to forgive yourself and stay disconnected from guilt or bad memories.
We always look into others' lives and wonder how happy they are than counting our own blessings. A popular song's lyrics goes - "You are a natural. Why is it hard to see? Maybe, it's just because, you keep on looking at me." Acknowledge your self-worth and be reassured because you are unique and special. Be glad about being yourself and confidently carry yourself.