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4 Things You Can Do To Be Happier At Work Today


No matter what you do, making sure your happiness and well-being are intact are major priorities. If you’re stuck in a position, work long hours, or hate your job, this can be a difficult thing to maintain.

Related: 10 Reasons Happy People Get More Job Opportunities

Here are four ways you can be happier at work today:

1. Eat Your Veggies

Constantly feeling down in the dumps? Maybe you need to eat more colorful foods! Researchers found that eating fruits and vegetables every day can actually increase happiness and overall well-being. For optimal results, eat seven servings of fruits and veggies each day.

2. Have Goals

How ambitious are you? Turns out, people who set high goals for themselves are happier than those with lower expectations. Make a list of things you want to accomplish – both short term and long term goals. It’s always good to have something to work toward!

3. Don’t Make Money Your First Priority

You know that saying, “Money can’t buy happiness.” Well, it’s true. According to U.S. News and World Report, seeking more money can actually make you less happy. Instead of focusing completely on finances, make sure you take the time to celebrate your own personal growth – What you’ve learned, who you’ve connected with, and how you’ve improved yourself.

4. Smile

You were late for work, got chewed out by the boss, and spilled coffee on your favorite white blouse. The last thing you want to do today is smile. However, studies show forcing a smile can actually make you genuinely happy. Not only that, but putting on a fake smile can help decrease stress. So, what’s not to smile about?

Do you agree with these tips? What advice do you have for being happier at work?

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Ariella Coombs

Ariella is the Content Manager for CAREEREALISM. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in journalism. Follow her @AriellaCoombs or find her on Google+.


  1. I am unemployed at the moment but I know if I can make someone else smile and brighten their day then I know I will have a smile on my face too. Giving joy and making someone else feel good about themselves motivates me on a daily basis.

  2. I found really difficult mapping out and working on my goals, I will try really hard to make goals. However, nothing is going to be more difficult, to me, that start including veggies in my diet.

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