The pursuit of happiness in the workplace is a never-ending journey, no matter who you are or what you do for a living and there are many ways to make your workday more pleasant and productive, thereby increasing your chances of happiness.
Firstly, ask yourself what makes you happy at work? Do you enjoy creating something or helping customers? Do you like making a co-worker’s day better? Do you find fulfillment and knowing your work has improved the community? Whatever makes you happy cherish it for as long as possible, on the other hand, if you’re unhappy at work, find the source, is it your job duties, colleagues, customers or something else to speak to management to see if changes can be made? Otherwise, things may stay the same at the same time.
Secondly, ask yourself some honest questions. What type of attitude do you have at work? Are you friendly? Do you complain a lot? Do you do your fair share, think about it when you have to deal with an unpleasant person at work? How does it affect your happiness by changing a negative attitude into a positive one? You can help change the tone of your workplace.
One big source of unhappiness is boredom. If you’re bored with your duties, look for a new opportunity within your job. Not only could this help you re engage with your work, but it could lead to something great.
Like learning a new skill, you spend a lot of time with your coworkers, so do your best to build relationships with them. Yes, the workplace can be filled with conflicting personalities and world views, but when work gets difficult, you can rely on each other plus having friends at work can help make your day more fun.
Finally, if you leave your job, don’t burn bridges, while the thought of telling off people who have wronged you may seem tempting it will only hurt you in the long run. With this being said, regardless of the situation, always leave with gratitude and appreciation. That can potentially create a good reputation and be perceived as maturity of you. Anything in the future is unknown, you might be somehow connected with people you have known from your old workplace.