Easy Ways to Enjoy your Job

Here are 6 things you can do, today and every day, to extract more joy from your job:

1. Learn more thoroughly.

If a job is worth doing, it’s worth mastering.  The more you hone your skills, the more pleasure you’ll extract from the exercising of them.

2. Breathe more deeply.

Shallow breathing starves the brain of oxygen, creating depression and anxiety. By contrast, deep breaths create calmness and relaxation.  Ahhh….

3. Envision more passionately.

Goals only motivate you if they have the oomph to get you moving.  The more intense the emotions you associate with a goal, the more likely you are to achieve it.

4. Smile more frequently.

Everyone knows people smile when they’re happy, but few realize that it works the other way around. When you smile, it makes you happier.

5. Decide more swiftly.

Indecision is the plague of the workplace. It’s always better to make a possibly wrong decision now than a possibly right decision when it’s too late to matter.

 6. Forgive more easily.

People are only human and so are the organizations they create. Holding grudges against others only makes you unhappy.  Let it be.  Let it go.