No matter what you do, making sure your happiness and well-being are intact are major priorities. If you're stuck in a position, work long hours, or hate your job, this can be a difficult thing to maintain.
There are things you can do to make your situation better, though.
Here are four ways you can be happier at work today:
Eat Your Veggies At Work
Constantly feeling down in the dumps? Maybe you need to eat more colorful foods! Researchers found that eating fruits and vegetables every day can actually increase happiness and overall well-being. For optimal results, eat seven servings of fruits and veggies each day.
Set Specific Work Goals
How ambitious are you? Turns out people who set high goals for themselves are happier than those with lower expectations. Make a list of things you want to accomplish—both short-term and long-term goals. It's always good to have something to work toward!
Don't Make Money Your First Priority
You know that saying "money can't buy happiness"? Well, it's true. According to U.S. News and World Report, seeking more money can actually make you less happy. Instead of focusing completely on finances, make sure you take the time to celebrate your own personal growth, like what you've learned, who you've connected with, and how you've improved yourself.
Smile More In The Office
You were late to work, got chewed out by the boss, and spilled coffee on your favorite white blouse. The last thing you want to do today is smile. However, studies show forcing a smile can actually make you genuinely happy. Not only that but putting on a fake smile can help decrease stress.
So, what's not to smile about? These are just a couple of small steps you can take to feel happier at work, starting today.
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This article was originally published at an earlier date.