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Being Happy at Work

Indrayani Valinjkar
Singapore, 14 Oct 2014

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We spend maximum of our lifetime at work, so being happy at work is really important, not just for our career’s success, but also for our mental and physical health. All of us are in the search of happiness; we look for it in the external world.
“That person made me unhappy” is a common dialogue, but I say, happiness is a state of mind and it’s within you. No person or event can make you unhappy.

Below are a few ideas that can bring happiness at workplace:

Pat your back
Treat yourself; celebrate an event, live that moment fully. “Identify the things that you like at work, even if they are as simple as your co-worker or the nice view from your office window,” says Raden. “You create your own mind-set. If you stress on the positives, you will make your job more enjoyable. Worrying about the negatives may cause you to become overwhelmed.”

Daily exercise, yoga, outdoor or indoor sports. If you think you are not a sports person then you are suggested to inculcate a habit. A habit of walking, jogging, swimming, cycling. These sports not only help you keep physically fit but also make you mentally healthy. During office hours take small breaks when you feel stressed and/or unable to concentrate.

Communicate with subordinate, superiors or significant others whenever you have issues, problems or worries. Most of the problems are solved through a one-on-one communication. Especially in an organization set-up, you be proactive. Many a times, good communication gives you a clear idea of what is expected from you and the same goes with brainstorming as well.

Positive Attitude
After all, we are human beings and we do get swayed by our feelings. Whenever a negative feeling or a thought comes to your mind immediately change it to positive thought. Secondly, instead of reacting try and respond to the situation. Enhance your skills even if it is very minor. These are simple and very powerful techniques which you can use in your daily life. Even if you find it tough to be positive, fake it. One day your fake positivity will turn real. Do not give up.

– Indrayani Valinjkar | MBA – HR,

MA – Counselling Psychologist, Certified Yoga teacher


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