According to a study by the Institute of Mental health (IMH), one in 17 Singaporeans has suffered from depression at least once in their lifetime. This can be attributed to the fast-paced economic growth of Singapore. The intense competition amongst businesses has translated into stress and pressure for the employees at work. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the process of working!
Learn how to be happier at work with these 5 simple ways!
1. Discover Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Before entering a particular field or industry, imagine you are tasked to an assignment and assess your capability. Each individual has their own set of unique talents. Go for what you are comfortable doing and also, what you can do best. This can effectively reduce any build-up stress and pressure at the workplace.
2. Maintaining a Positive Mindset
“A smile is a curve that sets everything right.”
Studies have proven that when people are satisfied with their job, they tend to be more productive and are healthier. Find joy in what you do as it boosts your well-being and personal fulfilment.
There is a high tendency for people to adopt false personas to fit in at work. Putting on ‘masks’ can help them feel safer at work. However, continuous suppression can be detrimental to your mental health. Do not be afraid to express your true self!
4. Create a Place for Yourself in the Team
Be approachable by being polite to your colleagues! Listen to feedback, give useful suggestions and accept criticisms. If your colleagues like having you around, they’ll be more willing to offer you help. Help from co-workers is really important in the workplace!
5. Form your own Clique
Have at least 1-2 friends who are trustable and share the same interests and thoughts as you do. This group of friends can be your listening ear when you are facing with difficulties and be your pillar of strength at work.
It takes time to cultivate and maintain a healthy mind amidst the workload. Remember, it is the responsibility of both employees and employers to work together hand-in-hand to create a positive work environment!