We are born, then we play, go to school, graduate, and get a job. That’s the norm of the society nowadays. It’s interesting how this kind of pattern has been happening for so many decades, yet there are only a few who have mastered the art of working productively while being happy. This is discussed in part at www.procaremedicalcenter.com.
Maybe it’s hard for everyone to be successful. With about 8 million world population, it’s an impossible scene to see everyone on top. But who said we have to be on top to be called successful? Is it determined by our status in the society or is it defined by the fulfillment we feel with what we do?
How can we be happy in what we do? Is there any secret recipe towards getting what we want in life? How can we be productive without exhausting ourselves and compromising our relationship with our family and loved ones?
Ways To Not Exhaust Yourself And Be Happy At Work:
- One Task At A Time. You are not a robot. Avoid overrating yourself and doing everything all at once. Yes, maybe you could, but that doesn’t mean you should. It creates a certain level of stress that is not good for your health. Also, this habit may affect the quality of your work. Yes, you will be able to finish twice the task, but multitasking often messes with how well you deliver.
“Authentic happiness is relating to the entire universe. When someone relates and leaves nothing out, you can see it in the face and posture. There is a presence about a truly happy person, a look that says “Yes,” to oneself, to others, and to the world.” –Andrea F. Polard, PsyD
- Deal With Toxic People There will always be someone who will annoy us with their negativity and attitude. It is human nature to react accordingly. We get angry, and it’s hard for us to let go. Instead of keeping it all inside, be professional enough to open up directly and constructively. As advised by Fran Walfish, PsyD, “When trying to keep a positive attitude, you must avoid people who thrive on negativity,”
Speak up directly to that person, and say it as positively as you can, “Hi. I really want us to get along well, but I’m having a hard time dealing with (his negative attitude). Is there anything we could do about it, or do I give you a hard time in any way as well?”
- Be Your Biggest Fan. Say something positive about yourself at least once daily. Promote positivity within you, and everything else will follow. Notice how you feel good and proud when you arrive at work right before time. Praise yourself when this happens. It is a small achievement that will create a significant impact on your time at work and home.
- Learn From Your Mistakes. It is okay to be wrong, especially when you are new. Just make sure that you learn from every mistake, and you use them to make yourself better at your job. Apologize for making honest mistakes. There is no need to insist you are right, especially when you know you are otherwise. Some of us need to be corrected and are too proud to admit our fault. If you know you did something that caused harm, say, “I’m sorry.” It’s not that hard!
- Compete With No One But Yourself. Never compare yourself to anyone in the office. Everyone is different, and we all have our own strengths and weaknesses. Instead of looking around, focus on improving yourself. Make a list of the things you want to develop and all the things you think your office or anyone in the office needs. Make your environment better, and aim to be better than you were yesterday.
“No one likes to fail, but some people take it harder than others,” counselor Monte Drenner said. Success doesn’t have to mean failure on other aspects of life. It comes from achieving the goal we set for ourselves, never minding the norms of our society. Success unquestionably is a success when you reach it without having to cause someone else’s failure willfully. Sometimes, all it takes are simple ways to make an ordinary day better and healthier physically, emotionally, and physically.