Happy Monday to you all! Do you know if you asked 100 people if they would be happy at work Monday you would probably get a 50/50 answer between yes and no. I am sure they would love to be happy every day at work, but Mondays can be harder because people often have a great time on the weekend and see their workday as a dread.
Promoting happiness each day at your place of work could be a challenge that you might want to take on. Who wants to work at a place that is dull, depressing and just plain unhappy?
We know that finding a job where it is total nirvana is probably not going to happen. But, you can do the next best thing and bring a little bit of happiness and sunshine with you each day you go to work.
People in the workplace who are generally happy and have a positive attitude tend to be more productive and creative at their job. This, of course, makes pretty good sense because when you are feeling good and optimistic you are motivated in most other areas of your life. If you are one of these happy people do you know that you actually can help those who work with you become happier every day?
Self-motivated employees are highly desired by employers, because of the many benefits that they bring with them to the workplace as a whole. People naturally gravitate toward happy people; they enjoy being around them because they make others feel good.
Here are three things that you can do to inspire a culture of happiness at your workplace.
1. Be more optimistic.
2. Offer solutions to problems.
3. Focus on getting tasks done with a smile on your face. (Smiling is infectious)
We spend one-third of our week at work, a third sleeping and a third taking care of our personal life. That is a lot of time invested at work so wouldn’t it be better if it were a happier place to be?
What is it that you can do today that would make your work day and those that you encounter while you are at work day a bit better? It probably is not much, a smile, a friendly gesture, a caring attitude. I am sure there are many ways that you can make today awesome for yourself and those you encounter while at work!