We do not often see people associating happiness with workplace, and the reasons vary from person to person and workplace to workplace. But the real thing is that are you looking in the right places for happiness?
Happiness in workplace is not the outcome of a single event. It is the combination of a lot of factors that attribute towards a singular feeling and these factors can be anything from getting a promotion to doing a project that you wanted to do. Thus, you can see that the rankings for the great places to work for that are published by reputed magazines and media houses every year are measured from different factors. This is also one of the main reasons people are willing to give anything up to get a job in some of the reputed companies. There is a certain sense of satisfaction getting a software job in Google, an engineering job in Apple or even a calling job in Convergys; because of being accepted as the best in its respective industries. But does that guarantee happiness?
Happiness is not something which one can think of achieving by following a certain path as everyone’s path is not the same. So there is something more than the workplace that can help you find joy in your work and that something is inside you.
Instead of asking questions and comparing your work with others, it is time you found joy in everything you do including your work. Here are some of the ways that you can find joy at the workplace:
- Let go of your negative emotions and feel free
Do you feel fear about the workload you are receiving these days or are you worried about the competition you are facing? It is time you stopped worrying and started embracing the events that are taking place in your work life. When you can control your emotions and learn to free your mind, you will find working easier.
Concentration is an important part of your daily activities. If you can concentrate without giving a thought to the environment, you can work well even if there are a lot of distractions around you. When you channel your concentration towards your positive emotions, your work will be more on a positive note.
- Communicate, connect and be content
It is not easy to hate your job when you have great co-workers with whom you can communicate and connect pretty well. It is always great to break the ice with your co-workers, many of whom do not have any connection with your work. Talk with your co-workers any moment you get the chance to do so. It has been observed that if you have a great rapport with your colleagues, the satisfaction quotient with the workplace goes up.
- Do not take failures to your heart
Failures will be there as long as you do something. If you take failures to your heart and are not brave enough to try, you will never be recognized. Do not try to avoid any work that is being delegated to you thinking you will fail. Accept it and also try to find new opportunities that will help your growth opportunities. You will find that accepting a failure will give you more joy than you thought.
- Help colleagues in solving a problem
Helping others will not only give a good impression of you but also psychologically provides you with satisfaction of being able to handle a problem that someone could not. This type of action will help in lifting your spirit. There will be a certain unknown feeling of happiness that is associated with any good actions.
- Find creative ways to break the monotony
It is quite natural that people feel low when they have to do the same things again and again every day. People tend to become depressive and develop a hate towards the thing they do. So it is important to plan your daily work in such a way that it helps to break that monotony. You can do some activities or talk to your colleagues to add some amount of happiness back into your work. Take a break whenever you feel bogged down by your work and enjoy a good conversation. Conversations are a great way to lift your spirits.
You have to find your own path of happiness. No one can lead you on that path. True happiness is only achieved when you have worked towards it. Happiness in workplaces is not something that someone can gift you. You have to achieve it.
Hasib is a professional writer for a popular job Portals, career adviser and blogger. He often writes articles related to job opportunities and career counselling. Also an avid reader and foodie, he has changed his career from engineering to writing to follow his passion. Follow him @ twitter, Google+, LinkedIn