If you ask any employee what type of environment they want to work in one of the top answers will be “Happy.”

We all want a happy work environment, but not all days do we feel happy and therefore we bring our less than happy attitude into our workplace. 

Happy employees are more engaged employees. In turn, more engaged employees create a better workplace environment for all including their patients.

Many times employees are waiting for someone at work to make him or her happy when we can personally do things to make our workday a better one. We need to become our own happiness coach.

Happy Work EnvironmentLook for the good things that happen each day at work instead of the not so good things and share them with those you work with. Everyone likes to hear uplifting things as it makes them feel good.

On those days when work gets stressful, focus on what you can control (like your attitude) rather than the outcomes that you cannot, knowing that days like this are few when you compare them to the rest. 

There are also a few other things we can do to make our workplace a happy one:

  • Show extra kindness toward your coworkers or employees.
  • When something negative happens don’t get caught up in it.
  • Leave personal problems at home.
  • Eat healthy and stay hydrated.
  • Smile and remember to say “please and thank you.”
  • Share a happy thought or funny story with your coworkers.

Research shows that people who can create their own happiness are not only great to be around, but they usually are healthier. When we are unhappy, we easily become emotionally drained, which can cause us to become more susceptible to illnesses.

Today’s challenge: Find ways to create happiness, not only at work, but also in your life!

Rem Jackson
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