“Monday, Monday, so good to me
Monday mornin’, it was all I hoped it would be….”
Happy Monday to you all! Do you know if you asked 100 people if they are happy to go to work Monday morning you would probably get a 50/50 answer between yes and no.
We all would love to be happy every day at work, but Mondays seem to be a bit harder to get excited about. This could be because people have a great time on the weekend and would like to have it last longer, or they do not have a “happy” work environment to go to.
Promoting happiness each day at your place of work is a great challenge to take on. If you had the choice between a happy workplace and an unhappy one I know which one we would choose.
Since happiness can be a choice and it is something that we practice to achieve, we can choose to bring happiness with us each day we 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?
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.
- Be more optimistic.
- Offer solutions to problems.
- 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 workday 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!