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Simple Ways to Be Happy at Work

May 03, 2008 | 54,670 views

happy at workTwo out of three people are dissatisfied with their jobs, according to a UK survey last year. If you belong to that two-thirds, I would urge you to do some serious reflections about your life. Because time is too short here on earth for you to spend a good portion of it doing something that makes you unhappy.

Perhaps you gave up on finding your dream job once you realized that you would never be a professional football star or a ballerina. But that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a mundane career that doesn’t excite you.

So ask yourself:
  • What would you rather be doing?
  • Is there a way for you to make a living doing something that you love and feel passionately about?
  • What are the steps to get you there?
  • What are you waiting for?
For many of you, it may simply be an emotional block -- a fear of failure, perhaps -- that is keeping you from going for your dream job. So you should make sure to address your emotions as you go through this process. If necessary, consult with an EFT practitioner or a life coach who can help guide you.

In the meantime, you don’t need to suffer through each day. Here are some simple tips to help you enjoy your current job:
  • Keep your work in perspective. Consider the bigger picture. Do some voluntary work to gain a broader outlook.
  • Remember that you are more than your work. Do not have your identity too strongly tied to the job you do.
  • Concentrate on the task at hand. Do not let yourself be distracted by worrying about all the other things to be done.
  • Delegate wherever appropriate. Always remember the “3D” rule -- do it, dump it or delegate it -- and never handle a piece of paper twice.
  • Have regular breaks. Get away from your normal workplace even if only for five minutes.
  • Switch off once you leave work. Mentally say goodbye to your workspace the moment you leave for home.
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