6Tips For Staying Happy At Work

Eat Healthy and Drink Lots of Water

When you feel good physically, you'll see a big difference in your energy level and attitude. Drink a lot of water (not just coffee) and maintain a health diet.

Develop an Office Support System

Find your people. Hang out with coworkers who share your values and interests. This can take a lot of pressure off you at work. Being able to share your feelings and concerns with people who understand definitely helps to minimize stress.

Move Around

Working in an office can mean sitting at a desk for prolonged periods, so it's important to both your health and your happiness to take time during your workday to stretch your legs and take a walk or two.

Reward Yourself

Identify a reward outside of your job, and indulge yourself. Whether it be dinner with friends, a movie, exercise, or a manicure, treat yourself every once in awhile. Just as stress from home can interfere with work, the positive aspects of your life can influence mood at work as well.

Reward Yourself

Find the things that bring you joy at work, even if those things are as simple as your coworkers or the nice view from the conference room window. You're in charge of your own mindset. Steering yourself toward the positives can help make your job more enjoyable. Fussing about the negatives may cause you to become burned out.

If you're so inclined, take a literal breather. Stand with your feet together and your arms at your sides. Inhale deeply, then exhale and bend forward. Try to do this movement 10 times.