Tips to Feel Better at Work
We spend almost as much time at work as we do at home. In an environment that can sometimes seem hostile, it is nevertheless crucial to feel at home in order to work in good conditions. The idea of well-being in the office is gradually taking hold in our society, and even if companies are implementing solutions to make our days more enjoyable, most of the work has to come from us. We have therefore listed 10 tips that will make you feel better about your work.
Being positive, in his thinking and his behavior, reflects both on the work provided and on professional relationships. It therefore seems essential to adopt a positive attitude if we want everything to go well.
This translates into a smile on the one hand, and our ability to see what is good on the other. Indeed, working with a smile returns a positive image and encourages those around us to smile in turn.
In addition, good humor increases altruism. We are therefore more inclined to reach out to others, to initiate conversations and come to their aid, for example. This creates a relationship of trust which can only be beneficial in the professional world.
The ability to see what is good can apply to both successes and failures. It is more interesting to see for yourself what mistakes you may have made, and to see them as a way forward. So we no longer notice that it was an error or a problem, but a success or a solution because we fixed it. Recognizing your successes is a good way to move forward in a positive way and increase your motivation.
At the end of the day, it is possible to take stock of the tasks accomplished and to list the positive and negative. It allows you to have another look at your work and to take a step back on how you overcame difficulties. Finally, identifying all the reasons why one always occupies the same position encourages us to note what is positive in this work.
If we chose the position we occupy today, it is because of several reasons. That is to say that before starting to work, we asked ourselves a multitude of questions about what we like, what you want or do not want and that the chosen job corresponds to our selection criteria, and Conversely.
Thus, we are logically in a job that we like and in which we thrive. To thrive in the office, you have to stay in tune with yourself because it is an excellent engine to change the way we do and see things.
Even when the exterior seems unfavorable, if we act in accordance with its principles, we take less account of the exterior conditions. The most important is not what we do, but how we do it. We can therefore use our work to improve ourselves by developing our potential, and by making new discoveries that only enrich our knowledge.
Being fulfilled in what you do allows you to obtain better results, but also to create working conditions conducive to the good development of everyone. It also has an impact on a personal level. Adding your personal touch to the tasks to be done gives meaning to the work, and allows you to appreciate it more. However, care should always be taken to stay aligned with the goals and values of the company.
Thus, the choice of words seems very important. Not everyone perceives messages the same, so you have to adapt to the person you’re talking to. Likewise, direct communication, either face to face, does not put up a barrier with colleagues. For example, instead of sending an email, you can go directly to the office of the person you want to contact. This allows for a closer and more concrete exchange.
It is also advisable to avoid negative phrases, such as “I disagree”. Opting for “I think rather than …” induces positive thinking, and we have seen that positive behavior is important in relationships.
In addition, it is crucial to put your judgment aside when you are at work. It’s better to try to be understanding and take a step back from what the person wants us to understand. You also have to learn to assert yourself, but also to listen. Everyone has the right to express themselves, and all points of view are interesting to take because they allow us to move forward and evolve.
In addition, some companies allow you to work in a flexible framework: if you need a day, to leave earlier, if you are sick, it is possible to ask your supervisor for permission to be absent. If you want to work overtime to catch up, this can be done for example on your lunch break. Without these benchmarks, it would seem difficult to be able to organize and set limits, which are essential in creating harmony.
Finally, the rules are also a way to fit into the way the business operates. They allow you to take new habits and find a balance both personal and professional.
Indeed, the other offers us a different opinion, which we cannot have from the point of view where we find ourselves. This person therefore allows us to move forward and progress. Whether it is justified or not, it is important to hear it because what makes criticism constructive is our way of hearing it.
If we do not understand it, it is possible to ask for explanations which will enlighten us further. It can also be uncomfortable for the review to be uncomfortable, in which case just let the person know that you prefer to talk about it on your own. Often it hurts, but that’s because it’s right. The most appropriate reaction is therefore to question yourself and admit that we may have been wrong. This will be well viewed by colleagues, but also by a superior. Honesty in the face of criticism is a great professional quality.
Finally, it is not to confuse criticism and reproach. The latter is not in order to evolve, but rather to lecture the person for something they have done. We must therefore learn to differentiate between the two in order to react in the fairest possible way.
Solidarity is a process that generates winners because the results are better. When we are in a competitive spirit we are tense, while in an atmosphere of cohesion it seems easier to work peacefully. Colleagues become allies, sometimes even friends.
Everyone wants the other to succeed because the objectives are common, and therefore everyone can participate personally in the proper functioning of the project by flourishing. This solidarity is particularly valued in times of crisis, when cohesion and support are sought.
In addition, maintaining good relationships with colleagues encourages the desire to go to work and adopt a positive attitude. Establishing a policy of solidarity does not only happen through work, it can also result in participation in activities organized by the company, breaks over coffee or outings offered by the employees themselves. Group cohesion leads to recognition and gratitude, two values highly valued in the world of work.
A plant, a photo or a personal wallpaper can help create a familiar atmosphere and improve working conditions. This is because we are more inclined to work when we feel comfortable. A personal object can refresh our ideas in times of difficult stress and give us motivation.
The organization of the office is also important: you find yourself better in an organized space. Often times, a poorly tidy desk makes you feel like you’re overwhelmed with work and no longer knowing where the important papers are. If you are in a closed office, we have more freedom in terms of personalizing the place, while in an open space (open workspace) we must respect everyone’s opinions.
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