Increase Your Happiness

It might sound a little strange to say that we should be happy at work. After all, it’s called work! But we spend more time at our jobs than we do engaged in almost any other activity. If we’re unhappy at work, we’re likely to feel the effects in other areas of our lives, too. Finding ways to be happy at work not only brings you greater productivity and greater job satisfaction, but will help you achieve greater overall mental, emotional, and physical health.

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Discuss how planning ahead cultivates workplace happiness
  • Create a nightly routine and daily plan
  • Relate more effectively to others in the workplace
  • Understand how the workspace environment impacts happiness
  • Think more positively
  • Take actions that will create greater workplace happiness

Plan Ahead for Happiness

  • Have a Nightly Routine
  • Get at Least 8 Hours of Sleep
  • Wake Up Early Enough for Some “Me” Time
  • Give Yourself Time to Arrive at Work Early
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Plan Your Day

  • Arrive 10-15 Minutes Early
  • Check for Action Items
  • Create a To-Do List for the Day
  • Build in Breaks
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Relate to Others

  • Greet Your Colleagues
  • Smile! Fake It If You Have To!
  • Build Your Support Team
  • Take Time to Socialize
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Go to Your Happy (Work) Space

  • Create a Workspace That Makes You Happy
  • Clear the Clutter
  • Bring in Personal Touches
  • Add Some Green!
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Accentuate the Positive

  • Use a Daily Affirmation
  • Surround Yourself with Positive People
  • Limit Your Negative Interactions
  • Build Friendships
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Use Your Benefits

  • Use Your Vacation and Paid Time Off!
  • Gym or Health Club Memberships
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Explore Other Benefits
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Take Control of Your Career Happiness

  • Take Control of Your Professional Development
  • Seek Frequent Feedback
  • Practice Professional Courage
  • Seek Mentoring, and Seek to Mentor Others
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Set Boundaries

  • Learn to Say No
  • Learn to Say Yes
  • Protect Your Downtime
  • Know When to Call It a Day
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Practice Positivity

  • Keep Your Interactions Positive
  • Practice Gratitude
  • Address Conflict and Misunderstandings Directly
  • Look for the Silver Lining
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
Close Bitnami banner
Bitnami