It might sound a little strange to say that we should be happy at work. After all, it’s called work! But we spend more time at our jobs than we do engaged in almost any other activity. If we’re unhappy at work, we’re likely to feel the effects in other areas of our lives, too. Finding ways to be happy at work not only brings you greater productivity and greater job satisfaction, but will help you achieve greater overall mental, emotional, and physical health.

 

Course Outline


INTRODUCTION
Course Objectives


MODULE 1
Plan Ahead for Happiness
Have a Nightly Routine
Get at Least 8 Hours of Sleep
Wake Up Early Enough for Some "Me" Time
Give Yourself Time to Arrive at Work Early
Knowledge Check


MODULE 2
Plan Your Day
Arrive 10-15 Minutes Early
Check for Action Items
Create a To-Do List for the Day
Build in Breaks
Knowledge Check


MODULE 3
Relate to Others
Greet Your Colleagues
Smile! Fake It If You Have To!
Build Your Support Team
Take Time to Socialize
Knowledge Check


MODULE 4
Go to Your Happy (Work) Space
Create a Workspace That Makes You Happy
Clear the Clutter
Bring in Personal Touches
Add Some Green!
Knowledge Check


MODULE 5
Accentuate the Positive
Use a Daily Affirmation
Surround Yourself With Positive People
Limit Your Negative Interactions
Build Friendships
Knowledge Check


MODULE 6
Use Your Benefits
Use Your Vacation and Paid Time Off!
Gym or Health Club Memberships
Employee Assistance Programs
Explore Other Benefits
Knowledge Check


MODULE 7
Take Control of Your Career Happiness
Take Control of Your Professional Development
Seek Frequent Feedback
Practice Professional Courage
Seek Mentoring, and Seek to Mentor Others
Knowledge Check


MODULE 8
Set Boundaries
Learn to Say No
Learn to Say Yes
Protect Your Downtime
Know When to Call It a Day
Knowledge Check


MODULE 9
Practice Positivity
Keep Your Interactions Positive
Practice Gratitude
Address Conflict and Misunderstandings Directly
Look for the Silver Lining
Knowledge Check


MODULE 10
Choose to Be Happy
Happiness is a Choice
Choose Your Stress Response
Do One Thing Every Day That You Love and Enjoy
Seek to Make Positive Changes
Knowledge Check


ASSESSMENT
Post Test

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