Weekdays at 2:35pm we do the HR Files on Y108. Crazy stories that have happened at people’s work, examples of what NOT to do at work, AND you can submit anonymous stories of things either bug you at work or have gotten you fired, hired etc. You can submit those stories HERE
Leanne sent this in:
“I’m miserable at work! Every morning I loath getting up to come to work, and every night I stress about how I’ll feel in the morning knowing I don’t want to go in. At least I can listen to Y108 on my computer at work to make it a bit more bearable.”
I found a few things you can try to do at work to make it a bit better for you.
Create an ‘Office Nest’
You spend so much time at work, if you want to improve your happiness there you should make your space your own. Decorate, put up pictures in your area as much as your company policy permits, and make yourself as comfortable and relaxed as you can be in your office.
Find a Work Best Friend
Having a best friend at work can turn a moderately engaged worker into a highly engaged worker. Employees who are engaged in friendships contribute more to the bottom line, and have more fun doing it.
Something as simple as smiling can improve your happiness at work because it tells your brain to be more happy. Smiling is also contagious and will make your co-workers smile as well.
Leave Personal Problems at Home
When it happens that you have an inordinate amount of stress, it will seem like your work is never ending, you will watch the clock, and you will be distracted from being more productive. While it’s easy for your personal life to carry over into your professional life, make sure that you attend to personal matters before heading out for the workday.
Take a Breather
It’s incredibly easy to get burned out during the workday. That’s why you need to take a minute and breath before moving on to your next task. Take numerous breaks throughout the day AND make sure to take time off when you can. In fact, taking a vacation not only relieves stress and recharges us, it can also improve our overall health and make us more productive at work.
Eat Healthy and Stay Hydrated
Keeping yourself properly hydrated throughout your workday can really make a big difference in your energy level and attitude. Instead of hitting the vending machine for lunch, bring meals like yogurt, asparagus, honey, and cherry tomatoes. Eating foods that keep your blood sugar within a normal range will stop headaches and fatigue, as well as help you concentrate better.
Despite what you may have heard, multitasking isn’t effective. It decreases concentration and creativity. Instead of getting overwhelmed by the amount of work you’re trying to juggle through multitasking, focus on one task at a time. Many do well with a simple checklist to accomplish this.
Accept People for Who They Are
You can’t change who people are. Instead of letting their personalities or actions affect you, take a step back. You could try things like counting to 10 before responding to them, avoiding finger-pointing, and maintaining a professional attitude.
Whether it’s finding the time to take a walk outside, run up and down the stairs on your break, stretch, or do a 10-minute exercise, moving around throughout the workday has a number of beneficial effects, even if you already exercise and eat healthy.