It was years before I recognized that if I was going to be happy at work – whether I liked my job or not – I was going to have to discover or uncover a way to do that. Once I learned how to do that, it didn’t take long for me to not only become happier at work – but to be known for my happy demeanor and attitude of joyful working. I’m not saying it was “easy,” but I am saying that it was my choice and a lot easier and less painful than being miserable where I was. Once I discerned the “how,” it wasn’t long before I started receiving offers for my “dream jobs.”
Here are three basic tips that you can apply TODAY and see the results right away:
- Guard your thinking and your tongue. As a Woman of Faith, I am particularly aware of my thinking and how it can or can’t affect my emotional state. If I think positively (for me that includes the Word of God (Bible), then my attitude towards “stuff” will be more in line with the good in situations. And, if I am thinking positively, then I will speak in line with the good as well. My thoughts will determine whether I am anxious, impatient and miserable — OR — calm, patient and happy.
- Tell others (sincerely) how awesome they are. I think it was Ken Blanchard who recently tweeted something along those lines. Complimenting others takes my focus off of the negative things they do and the things others do as well. It brightens their day and mine.
- Be grateful. Sure, the world has a lot of things going on right now that could be “scary.” I choose to be grateful for what I have now. I am grateful for my workplace consulting and writing clients — even if I don’t yet have the kind of income I am anticipating. I am thankful for the clients and the income! I find something to be grateful about every single day and thank God for it. And, I thank others and let them know that I am grateful. Now, that doesn’t mean I become complacent and not work towards progress. That doesn’t even mean that things are “perfect,” but it does mean that I can be happy in spite of my circumstances.
By the way, I couldn’t write about happiness at work if I wasn’t happy “at work.” My learning to be happy inspired others so much… and, being known for my joyfulness and happiness at work I wrote a book about happiness to provide further tips and steps for you to be happier too and not just comfortable. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1499174276?creativeASIN=1499174276&linkCode=w00&linkId=JWZN3UQNT4M4QUX3&ref_=as_sl_pc_tf_til&tag=change0c-20 Affiliate