Have you ever wondered why your one coworker seems happier than you are during the work day? Does the concept of how they could possibly be happily productive inside such a bleak office space make your head spin? You’ve even went as far as observing what they do during the day to figure out what their big secret is. Truth be told, it’s likely not that big of a secret. They’re happy because they are taking time and effort to add the right amount of rest into their routine and make the day as fun as possible. That’s right, they’re having fun … while working! Here are some tips that can help you get on track to feeling happier at work and less burned out.
Start keeping a to-do list
We all know it’s important for us to stay on top of everything, especially when you have a heavy workload with lots of deadlines. That is exactly why you should consider making a comprehensive to-do list to help you manage your time better. It may seem counter-intuitive to add another task (list making) to your already busy days, but the reward will be more efficient processes. In addition to helping your productivity, you can make a note of when to take a break to help you develop a healthier, more fun routine.
Get up and get moving
Research has shown that going for 10 to 15 minute walks throughout your day not only improves your mood but can help prevent you from getting sick. That’s right – sitting for too long it can increase your risk for illness! To combat this, consider small changes like taking the stairs to your office instead of the elevator. Regular exercise can help boost your spirits and give you the energy you need to tackle those stressful assignments. As an added bonus, your figure might thank you for the consideration. Maybe you should take that walk after you read this article!
Positivity breeds positivity
Keep Matt Cameron’s words in mind if you want to maintain a positive attitude in the work place, “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.” Work days are long and you likely won’t always work in magnificent places with amazing architecture and big comfy couches to rest on. Even if you are working in an office that may need some “reviving”, it may help to keep in mind that you are there to share your talents and they hired you for a reason! Thinking positive thoughts like this will result in a more positive attitude. It even may rub off on your coworkers! You’ll grow more confident and it’ll show in your work. Chin up, you’re doing great.
By making subtle changes in your everyday routine, you can make a big difference in your overall outlook on office life. You won’t be jealous of that coworker who’s always smiling because you’ll know you have a reason to smile too. Bringing all that positive energy together and developing healthy habits in the work place is sure to make you flourish.