Written By: Yashika Sabharwal
To Be Happier at Work, Invest More in Your Relationships
The real key to finding happiness at work is to honor your relationships with colleagues, customers, ourselves and the world. If you do not find your work enjoyable, then you’re not alone.
According to a survey, there is only 30 percent of professionals who feel engaged at work. Some 70 percent feel apathetic or disinterested at work.
One of the biggest factors tied to the workplace is inner happiness.
A human being feeling overwhelmed or sometimes down at work. This might be a sign of burnout, which could disappoint and end up hurting your career.
The good news is that a few small personal steps that can help you to get back on track are as follows:-
Find your happy place
Your job and business both work categories are so much more than just a paycheck or revenue; it is the place where you go to improve yourself as a person with the skillset, contribution to the greater good, and collaboration with other awesome colleagues. If you get a sinking feeling whenever you think of your job or business listen to your gut—it’s telling you something important that you should pay attention to.
You can also use some help in finding your happy place. Meditate and analyze that what thing is connecting you. Which thing makes you happier? When you meditate then you can easily find what your mind is unto.
You need to feel accomplished
Secondly, you need to feel completed by some accomplishments and self-sufficient gratitude. According to the survey, a sense of accomplishment is the strongest driver of happiness for employees under a certain age group of 35 years.
They have to feel connected to their existing relationships. By investing the right amount of time and sharing the best time to feel yourself accomplished makes you the best person at work. Employees want to feel like they’re having an impact on the company, which means they need to see the results of their work,” says Crawford.
If you wanted to sense that accomplishment, then you set benchmarks for yourself and focus on making this progress toward small goals like a family gathering, small touring places, weekend dining and small ride with loved ones.
For instance, if you’re working on any big or small project, let’s just say any six-month project. You have to set the progress check-ins within them also for every one to two weeks. By doing that you’ve moved to the dial of a feeling that you’ll feel more confident in your work.
And depending on your field, you might also look for systems that are set up to drive results, such as agile methodology in project management.
You need positive reinforcement
Feeling appreciated is the second-biggest driver of happiness for the loved ones and relationships, the survey found. “The People want to feel like they’re putting out great work,” says Crawford. Recognition, of course, can come in many forms:
- From a simple understanding, in daily responsibilities
- Celebrating special day (Birthdays and anniversaries) with keeping work side by side.
- A simpler thank-you for anything, thank you in work by email or thanksgiving at home with some sweets.
- Going gym or Morning walk together. The mental stress can be controlled by this relation maintaining step.