As we start a new year - with one or more new years resolution... most of us will have considered what we do for work. If we are happy at work (where we spend so much of our time)... then some how life seems to come into flow.
當我們懷揣著一個或多個新目標開始新的一年——我們大多都會考慮我們可以為自己的工作做什么。如果我們能快樂地工作(畢竟我們花了那么多的時間在工作上),那么我們的生活也會隨之變得更順利。

1.Get Social
1.參加社交活動

One of the key indicators of happiness is having a strong social network, and the workplace is no exception. Why not offer to do the morning coffee run and take everyone’s order? That way you’ll get to know names and earn some goodwill points at the same time! Go for a walk at lunchtime with a couple of colleagues; start an office book club; or bring in homemade treats for the whole team. It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture, but put a little thought into how you might be able to connect and get the conversation flowing.
快樂的一個關鍵指標就是擁有一個良好的人際關系,在工作場所也不例外。為什么不問問你同事想要什么口味的咖啡并幫他們泡一杯呢?這樣你不僅可以知道同事們的名字,同時還能獲得他們的好感!午餐時間和同事們一起出去走走;成立一個辦公室圖書俱樂部;或者為你的團隊帶一些自制的小點心。這些動作不需要很夸張,只要你可以花一點心思,你就可以和同事們侃侃而談。

2.Look For Chances To Excel
2.隨時準備變得更優秀

Jump on the front-foot and seek out opportunities to challenge yourself professionally. Put your hand up for a new project, or think of an improvement or innovation for the business that you can pitch to management. Alternatively, ask your manager if there’s anything additional you can take on or assist with. Show initiative and you’ll be noticed for it.Being recognised, rewarded or acknowledged for this additional effort will make your experience of work all the richer.
隨時準備讓自己在專業上變得更優秀。著手進行一個新項目或者考慮如何對你的工作進行改善或者革新,以便更好地進行管理。又或者,問問你的經理,有沒有什么你可以承擔或者協助的額外工作。顯示出你的主動性,老板會看到你的積極表現。

3.Ask For Change
3.勇于改變

Be proactive and courageous. If your job, or part of your job is making you unhappy, speak up and ask if you can change it. Don’t be resigned to your fate, and don’t feel guilty for standing up for what’s important to you. Often other people are simply far too wrapped up in their own reality to notice if you’re feeling unhappy in yours, so speaking up is key to enacting change. Let’s get one thing straight though - we’re not giving you permission to whinge in the kitchen or bathroom about a horrible project or annoying co-worker, but rather giving encouragement to speak up to the right people. You may be surprised to see how a little communication can make a big impact.
你要積極主動、勇敢無畏。如果你的工作,或者你工作的一部分內容讓你不開心,那請說出來并且問問自己能否改變這種情況。不要順從你的命運,不要因為你想要做自己覺得重要的事而心懷內疚。通常其他人由于太關注于自身,會忽視你正處在不快中的事實。所以說出你的不快正是進行改變的關鍵。說得明白點就是,你并不需要在廚房或者浴室抱怨你的項目有多糟或同事有多煩,而是要對正確的人說正確的話。你可能會震驚于一次小小的談話能夠產生的巨大影響。

4.Do Things For Others
4.幫助他人

Making other people happy is a sure fire way to create a little joy for yourself, and this applies to the office as much as anywhere else. Acknowledge the good work of a colleague or compliment a co-worker on their outfit. This strategy also means taking a step back from criticism. You can be as kind in what you choose not to say as well as what you do.
讓他人快樂確實可以使我們自身也獲得快樂。這個理論適用在任何地方,包括職場。你可以公開認同同事的工作優秀或者贊美他們的衣著。幫助他人也意味著不要抨擊他人。當你說話做事的時候,請善待他人。