The Art Of A Happy Employee
Being an employee is sometimes hard. Sometimes an average kind of hard, other times the hellish kind of hard. Yes, we know you understand why we are saying this.
I even bet right now that the reason you are reading is that you are an employee yourself. You wake up very early in the morning, endure the traffic going to your office, work from 9am to 5pm, endure the traffic going back to your place, eating dinner, sleeping, and waking up the next day doing the same routine over again. Yes, we’ve had the same experience too.
However, while most (or a number) of people feel it is very tedious working in a company as an employee, we should always aim to be a happy employee. You don’t know how? You’ve looked again to the right place.
If you keep reading, you might just find out the real secret to making yourself happy in the workplace. You will learn how to deal with the stress and problem of being a regular 9-5 employee.
Here are ten surefire tips to make yourself a very happy employee, despite your gossiping coworkers:
Ignore gossipers. You should have no business with them because they shouldn’t be even minding your personal life in the first place. If they start a gossip about you, just ignore it. Eventually, they’ll find another coworker to gossip about.
Keep a smile. Wear it. Get used to it. Smiling makes you feel a lot better. Try smiling at your colleagues too. Who knows, they might stop gossiping about you already.
Food. Yes, food. It will make you happy and productive. Enough said.
Music always calms people down. Listen to classical music while working, if it is allowed. It will help you concentrate with work.
Leave office work in the office. You will get more stressed if you think about work when you are already at home.
Don’t engage in an argument with your colleagues if it can be avoided. But, if you need to prove your point and you know you are right go ahead. Just make sure to invite him/her for coffee in the pantry afterwards.
Ask advice from your colleagues that have mastered the art of the happy employee. Sometimes, you just need to listen to the happy people.
Surround yourself with happy, productive, and supportive coworkers. Self-explanatory.
Hang out with your colleagues once a while. It will help you lessen if not completely obliterate the awkwardness that you feel with them. Sometimes, an employee is not happy with his work environment because he is surrounded by people he doesn’t know. Reach out. Don’t be afraid.
Lastly, laugh. Just laugh.
So, there you go. Make sure you follow these tips to make your life in the office less miserable than yesterday.