1. Get Outside
"Most offices, and therefore jobs, are set indoors. This is universally uninspiring for the mind, body, and soul," says Weinraub. "Break the day up with sporadic trips in the outdoors."
A study from the journal Ecopsychology found that people who took walks outside experienced less stress and depression.
"Even five minutes of inhaling nature, and exhaling responsibility could lead to a lighter more enjoyable work life," says Weinraub.
2. Put Up Pictures By Your Desk
If you're going to be at your desk all day, you might as well surround yourself with things that make you happy.
"Put up pictures around your desk or workspace of places or things that light you up inside, like your favorite animal, a place in the world you find beautiful or serene, a person that you love," says positive psychology expert and wellness coach Pax Tandon to Bustle over email. "Research shows that the same brain centers light up when we think about a place or thing we love as if we're actually experiencing it."
3. Make Yourself Laugh
Watch a funny YouTube video or play a harmless prank on your closest coworker — anything that puts a smile on your face will do. "Laughter is one of the best forms of increasing happiness and positive emotions," says Tandon.
And don't feel bad if weird online videos are your guilty pleasure; a study from Indiana University found that viewing videos of cats helped boost energy levels and positive emotions.
4. Switch Up Your Routine
"Walking into the same environment, seeing the same people, and doing similar tasks can lead to soul depletion and burnout," says Weinraub. "While repetition and routine can often provide a sense of calm and structure for our internal system, it often is the biggest culprit for boredom."
Go into work at different times during the week, socialize with different people on your lunch break, or take on extra tasks that are more stimulating for you.
5. Foster Closer Relationships With Your Co Workers
"People who have a 'work bestie,' or someone they feel really close to at work, regardless of the job, are much happier at work," says Tandon. Research from Harvard University backs this up. One study showed that having a close relationship with someone at work boosted employee satisfaction by 50 percent, so don't hesitate to befriend the person in the cubicle next to you.
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