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8 ways to feel happy and stress-free at office

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Ifairer
08th May, 2020 13:03 IST

If you are employed, chances are you often spend more time at office than home. And so, it's very important that you are happy and relaxed when at work. Happiness is a mindset. Focus on your blessings, on all the small, positive things and you will instantly start feeling better about yourself and your job. Here are some tips to live happy in office.Focus on the positiveYou create your own mind-set. If you stress the positives, you will make your job more enjoyable. Worrying about the negatives may cause you to become overwhelmed.

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Reward yourselfWhether it be dinner with friends, a movie, exercise or a manicure, treat yourself every once in awhile. Just as stress from home can interfere with work, the positive aspects of your life can influence mood at work as well.

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Be organizedWhen you feel overwhelmed, it tends to intensify dissatisfaction. By being proactive and taking control, employees can feel a sense of satisfaction, enhanced confidence and motivation.

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Keep personal problems personalWhen you are preoccupied with personal issues, it's difficult to concentrate or be happy at work, says Alison Rhodes. Just as you need to let go of work to enjoy your time at home, it's important to leave personal worries at home so you can focus and be productive at work.

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Develop an office support systemWhen you are able to voice your feelings to people who understand, it can really help minimize stress.

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Avoid negativityChoosing to be happy at work means avoiding negative conversations, gossip, and unhappy people as much as possible. No matter how positively you feel, negative people have a profound impact on your psyche.

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Build relationships with coworkersYour work environment will be more comfortable and fun if you are friendly with your coworkers. You don't have to know every detail of their personal lives, or even the names of their children, but having a good back and forth with coworkers, bosses, and associates will make your workplace more inviting. Having a friendly community at work will also make you feel more supported in your work duties, which can help cut stress levels.

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SmileSomething as simple as smiling can improve your happiness at work because it tells your brain to be more happy - thanks to the release of neuropeptides. Smiling is also contagious and will make your co-workers smile as well.

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