Work is such a huge part of our lives and the fact of the matter is, most people aren’t that happy at their jobs.
Do we appreciate the paycheck? Absolutely. Of course. Undoubtably.
But do we wake up every morning eagerly anticipating our commute to the drudgery of work? For a lot of people, the answer to that question is “no.”
While I’m pretty content with my job (especially since we’ve been really busy lately), I won’t ever try to tell you that I’m happy with it all the time. I’m simply not. It’s not “my life’s work” or “my dream job.” But it pays the bills and allows me to be happy outside the office, so I try not to complain much.
HOWEVER, I’m a big believer in the fact that you CAN be happy at work, even if you’re not in love with your job or career.
When I sat down at first to write this post, I made a laundry list of small, easy to implement suggestions (i.e. Decorate your desk! Take a break every now and then! Be friendly!).
But when I really looked at it, I realized that happiness in the workplace boils down to three main ideas: