Work environment, influenced by the colleagues you work with, is one important factor that affects work happiness. In fact, in the recent Happy Is Survey launched by jobsDB in February 2015, Work Environment and relationships with colleagues and bosses are both within the top 5 factors that affect levels of work happiness.
As a team, you are also individually responsible in setting the workplace mood of keeping that jolt of enthusiasm and energy towards your job which can rub off on the people you work with.
Inspiration plays a huge role in affecting employee output by influencing their levels of engagement. Here are 8 simple thoughts to help you kick-start having a great day at work:
Everyday is a new day. There are routines set in place to be attended to daily. People would tend to work along a certain rhythm both within and outside work. It is essential to start the day in an upbeat way by looking forward to a fresh start and focusing on what could be done better today, not what terrible things had happened the day before.
There is purpose in what I do. Although there is no need to justify every move, our actions serve a purpose, be it the smallest or the biggest of things. A purpose could be acquiring experience for the next big move, or to even provide for a growing family.
Work is love made visible. Just as the notable Steve Jobs had once said about loving what you do, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Be it at work or outside, the fundamentals of finding delight in what we do and loving it affects our outputs.
Challenges= growth opportunities. The roadblocks you face are valuable opportunities to learn from. Although it might be easier to complain and quit, taking challenges on and finding ways to address these is something to be proud of. Appreciate challenges, and you are more likely to find opportunities ahead than merely have your spirits dampened.
I can make a difference. What more can I do to do better? Acknowledge the fact that the way you do things affects the entire system. A simple morning greeting or this attempt of learning how to inspire at work can go a long mile. Focus on making a positive impact, and get more meaning in the things you do.
I can’t please everyone. Get over the idea of pleasing everyone, because at the end of the day, the value you contribute in your output, (even if not everyone agrees) is what matters most.
I am in control of my happiness. Whether you woke up on the wrong side of the bed, the choice is yours to start the day right or end up dragging your feet to work and counting the hours towards the end of the day. Your happiness at work is highly dependent not on others but on yourself and your ability to deliver to your roles expectations.
There’s something I’ve learned today. What are takeaways for today? It might have been a long tiring day, but it is always important to look back and appreciate what you have accomplished. It is always a step closer to fulfilling something bigger ahead.
Back to you, any more thoughts on how to have great days at work? Share them below!