May 31, 2012

Don't Worry, Be Happy...

.... goes the age-old saying.

But how do you stay work-happy ?
Don't we reach a stage in our professional careers where nothing in our job excites us anymore and we tire doing the same routine everyday?

Well, there's a solution for that as well :) 

I stumbled upon this article today and absolutely loved it. How to be Happier at Work !

It talks about how we can improve our happiness quotient at work. How we can remain excited about our job without having to work 24 hrs a day. How we can still find time for all those interests lagging behind in our mind but never coming into action.

Here's my wishlist -
1) I want to write a book someday
2) I want to open my own classical dance institution
3) I want to learn singing
4) I want to catch up on painting and what not... The list seems endless.

In terms of achieving my wishlist, where have I reached? Nowhere.

This article points just that. It goes to say that - Finding time to work on other interests/hobbies, after office hours, hones our skill and increases our happiness. Keeping the enthusiasm helps to remain focused and happy at work too. And it doesn't necessarily have to be an area which will yield monetary benefits. It is just for your happiness.

I experienced this feeling last year when, six of us planned to perform at the organizational cultural meet in December 2011. After the initial hiccups of getting everyone and everything on track, the group spent the first half of the day happily, eagerly waiting and excited to meet in the evenings to dance away the tensions. I remember, keeping vigil on the clock to strike 5 PM and then rush to the practice venue to dance until all of us crashed. It was stress-relieving, exercising and lots and lots of FUN !

I hope to continue on this habit to keep myself work-happy ! :)

What about you ?
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