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5 Tips To Find Joy At Your Workplace

By Anirudh Narayanan

Work place can either be a fun place or it can turn out to be one of those places that you absolutely dread. The reasons can be various. You might not be getting along with your colleagues or the boss could be coming across as too arrogant. But it is important to find joy at your workplace.

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Why is it so important to find joy, you ask? Well, no work will be really complete unless you are physically and mentally a part of it. A work can be well begun but it will only be half done if your heart isn't in it. It is but natural to get tired of the everyday grind. But the work you do is the one you chose for yourself. You know you're good at it. It is natural to have setbacks now and then. But you can rise above it.

Read on as we suggest some tips to find joy at your workplace.

What Joy Means To You

Joy can mean several things to several people. It's important to find where your's lies. If you have already found your cup of tea and finding it quite tiresome off-late, there's nothing to worry about. Everyone finds their work getting monotonous over a period of time. Just think of all the reasons why you took it up in the first place.

Have Your Social Circle

Work is fun when you know the people around you. Even if they don't solve your problems, you'll find solace in the fact that even they aren't having a cake-walk. Friends at work are a boon and you'll actually look forward to the next day at work, at least to meet them.

Always Lend A Helping Hand

We know what you're thinking. 'How am I supposed to help someone else when I'm battling my own demons?'. We understand! But there's no better way to boost your spirits than lending a helping hand to one of your colleagues. Remember how Batman was fighting his own demons but still helped those in difficulty and ended up solving some of his own problems.

Ask What You Don't Know

It's easy to get carried away at work. At times fear and ego get the better of us. Even if we don't know something, we don't ask. Instead we just hide it or pretend to know it. That is just wrong and causes you to nag or complain later on. Only you know what problems you are facing. You need to speak up if you want a change.

Remain Positive

Did you know if you smile your way through most of your work day, you actually feel happier? There are studies which show exactly that. It is easy to feel jealous of a friend who has this cool new job but always remember that the grass always seems greener on the other side. Instead remain positive and work your way out of the obstacles.

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Story first published: Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 13:32 [IST]
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