sangsang 发表于 2009-1-19 8:47:00
|Of course, being happy at work depends mostly on how much you like |
your job. But there are also smaller steps that can boost your
happiness, as well. Some of these steps are VERY small, but the fact
that you're taking steps to improve your situation itself boosts
1. Check for eyestrain by putting your hand to your forehead in a
salute. If your eyes feel relieved, your work space is too bright.
2. Sit up straight with your shoulders down — every time I adjust my
sitting position, I instantly feel more energetic and cheerier.
3. Get a phone headset. I resisted for a long time, because it looks
so preposterous, but it's really much more comfortable. Also, it lets
me pace while I talk on the phone, which also looks preposterous, but
4. Don't keep candy on your desk. Studies show that people are much
more likely to snack when a treat is within easy reach, and a handful
of M&Ms each day could mean a weight gain of five pounds by year's
5. Never say "yes" on the phone; instead, say, "I'll get back to you."
When you're actually speaking to someone, the desire to be
accommodating is very strong, and can lead you to say "yes" without
enough consideration. Along the same lines...
6. When deciding whether to say "yes", imagine that you're accepting a
job that you'll have to do next week. Don't agree to something just
because it seems so far off that it doesn't seem onerous.
7. Don't let yourself get too hungry. The Big Man goes without eating
for hours and hours at a time, so once, trying to be helpful, I bought
him a big bag of granola to keep in his desk. He ate the whole bag in
one day and ended up sick as a dog. Lesson: eat regularly.
8. Take care of difficult calls, tasks, or emails as quickly as
possible. Procrastinating makes them harder; getting them done gives a
big boost of relieved energy.
9. If you're feeling overwhelmed, think hard about how you spend your
time. Be honest. How much time do you spend surfing the internet,
looking for things you've misplaced, or doing a task that's really
someone else's job? Also...
10. Let yourself stay ignorant of things you don't need to know.
11. Go outside at least once a day, and if possible, take a walk. The
sunlight and activity is good for your focus, mood, and retention of
12. Say "Good morning" to everyone. Social contact is cheering, and if
you feel that you're on good terms with all the people in your office,
you'll be happier each day. Also, it's polite.