By Mel Sim

5 easy ways to be happy at work.

You could start your job absolutely loving it but here’s the real deal: There will come a time when the deadlines and pilling projects will wear you down. After all, work sphere has become more competitive and change is constantly happening. Hours are also getting longer, making it hard to maintain a work-life balance... all of which will impact your level of job satisfaction.

But you shouldn’t and don’t have to let it get to you! These five tips will help you get over job weariness and up your satisfaction – easily!

#1 Hang out with positive colleagues
You know what they say: Birds of a feather flock together. So if you’re spending your 9-to-5 with positive people, all that good vibes is bound to rub off on you. Always with Negative Nancy? Watch out – you may be complaining about everything and anything soon! Last thing you need is to hang out with people who wallow in misery and make you feel the same about work.

#2 Start your morning with something you enjoy
If you’ve been dreading every work morning, you need to do something about it because it will impact the rest of your day. Our advice? Start it by doing something you love. Whether it is yoga or watching a funny YouTube video, doing something that will lift your mood right from the start is a good way to chase the job blues away.

#3 Do something you’re good at every day
Aside from doing something you love, it is also important to do something you’re good! That way you don’t feel lost at work or that you’re not achieving anything. Nothing makes you feel better than to perform a task well and achieve a desired outcome.

#4 Don’t procrastinate
You know what makes you feel even more weary? When your work piles up. Don’t go there where the little voice in your head tells you that work sucks because you have so much to do, so little time to do. There’s nothing like procrastination to negatively impact your job satisfaction – after all, you’re not achieving anything!

#5 Take frequent breaks
Stretch your legs, take a walk around the office – anything to avoid sitting down in one place all day long. You’d be surprised at how recharged you’ll feel simply by walking over to a colleague’s desk to ask for something instead of just hitting send on that email.

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