On average we spend about 65% of our adult life at work. That’s a lot of time to spend doing something you don’t enjoy (if that’s the case for you!) Your happiness is in your hands. Take responsibility for your happiness. Start living each day to the fullest no matter where each day may find you, in the office, visiting clients or answering telephones. Here are some tips on how to do this:
o TAKE PRIDE IN WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU HAVE
Never compare yourself to others. You are unique and just as you can never be someone else – so no one can ever be you! Look at all the positive things you have accomplished in your life and remember that. You are the most valuable thing you have.
o LEARN TO ACCEPT COMPLIMENTS GRACIOUSLY
Whenever possible write down the compliment you received and save it. When you are feeling down, take it out, read it and. Remind yourself of your accomplishments and positive attributes.
o JUST DO IT….
You come home from work and you just want to slouch on the couch. Snap out of your routine – phone that friend you’ve lost touch with, or tackle that pile of clothes that you no longer suit you…Don’t let apathy and procrastination steal your happiness. Both of these attitudes can cause anxiety and fear. Get rid of them and you rid yourself of unnecessary worry, leaving more room in your life for happiness.
o CHALLENGE YOURSELF….
The first step to building faith in yourself is to take small risks. Whether that means trying a new route to work or a new career path, you will soon discover that you have the potential to be more than you’ve ever been before! Risk is the beginning of possibility.