If we want to be happy at work, we must take responsibility for our happiness. No one but you yourself are responsible for your own happiness. This is the most powerful principle for change from sadness to happiness , Instead of blaming the boss or the colleague, we look to see where we have gone wrong. Instead of fretting and worrying about a mistake, we see how we can make amends. Instead of wilting in a toxic work environment, we take responsibility for changing it. The moment we do this situations stop pulling us down and instead become instruments of growth. Instead of becoming discontented, demoralised or indifferent, each negative situation actually becomes an impetus to growth! This is alchemy, and our capacity to use this in all situations is a measure of our spiritual growth and happiness quotient .
2: Get your priorities right on Life
What exactly are you looking for in the workplace , Is it money, career , prestige. Once you know why you are here, you will be able to better adapt your expectations and also be focused on what you want in life and especially would result in better performance too. Quite often, when we have many responsibilities, we do not have the choices of doing work that we want to do. For the sake of our dependents we must keep on doing whatever we are doing whether we like it or not . Such aware- ness will give us the patience to stay at the workplace and work harder to resolve our issues. If however, that is not the case, and what we want is not what the work- place can give us, we can look for something better which not only we improve our performance but would also make our life peaceful and full of happiness and energy.
3 : Never react especially when you are sure that it has been done wrong to you.
No matter what the situation, try and avoid reacting and specially instantly , Our reactions are controlled by emotions and emotions are good servants but poor masters. It is reactions that expose us to bad karma and trap us in unpalatable situations.
As read this In Buddha’s great insight, and it forms the root of his solution. If we do not react and rather give our response , eventually we will overcome our karma, both good and bad, and free ourselves of the cycle of birth and death. Not reacting is very important.
Obviously as we are not Buddhas, we will react on occasions, but at least when the matter is serious and may affect our future / reputation, we ought to be able to control our reactions and respond wisely . Always take your time before reacting and a good one night sleep over it is the best way to prepare you to respond wisely as it will bring more clarity, guidance and detachment.
4: Have self-esteem and self confidence
A bad day at work can pull you down. To ensure it does not harm you need to cultivate your worthiness and confidence. Guide yourself with positive thoughts and affirmations. Try and analyse your negative side and think of improving on them. Remember that it is okay not to be perfect, while at the same time don't stop to try and improve yourself. When we are in love with ourselves, we do not blame ourselves each time we commit a mistake, or each time someone else criticises our performance. We simply affirm ourselves to be more careful next time.
Self love is the greatest help we can have.
5: Communicate and share right and positive thoughts
The workplace is all about learning to work as a team involving other people of all sorts and one of the most important lessons in that area is to communicate and share right. When we learn the art of clarifying situations or expectations or mis understandings ,when we explain our situations or ask for help, we bring clarity and openness into the space. Most issues can be resolved once we understand how to talk about it.
Communicate right also means knowing when not to communicate. Insulate yourself from gossip and politics. Both these will mesh you in a net of negativity from which there is no Never get involved with negative talk at the office. If people try to involve you in such things, turn the topic into some interesting and positive direction.
6: Practice Spirituality
Practising spirituality will make you so optimistic that you will be able to handle every situation .
7: Cultivate your intuition
Your inner guide is your best compass to help you negotiate the treacherous waters of the workplace full of politics and ups and downs . If you learn to cultivate it by being sensitive to your gut instincts and honouring it, you will know intuitively which workplace to join or not to join, which colleague to trust and the key decisions to take at work.
Try this as a guidance from your soul .
After taking a decision, do you feel heavy or light? If heavy, obviously there is something which is not right in the decision.
Listening to your inner guide will put you in the flow of the universe. Without much effort you will find yourself achieving success because you will know when to act and when not to and what to do and what not to.
8 : Do the right thing
It is often tempting to be unscrupulous at work. To take or give cutbacks, to manipulate and conspire against others, and to lie or steal. Most of us rationalise that sharp practices and act on it at work because we are not fully responsible for what we do, but that logic won’t cut any ice with the universe. We are responsible for our actions whether at home, the workplace, in public or in private, because we are one person no matter where we are.
When we compromise our integrity, we lose touch with our soul, and therefore with our guiding forces and intuition .