"Focus on really appreciating what you have at work," Lyubomirsky says. "Maybe it's a valued colleague or your boss. Or maybe it's merely the fact that you don't have to drive very far to get there." Expressing gratitude directly to people in the workplace can "really strengthen your connections with your coworkers."
Commit Random Acts of Kindness
Extending a helping hand without being asked contributes significantly to a stronger workplace community. "Give a colleague a ride to the airport, or offer up one of your own sick days to someone who doesn't have any left," she suggests. "It's a good thing to do -- and it also makes you happier in the process."
When weighed down by frustrations throughout the day, ponder the future and possibilities. "Think about your goals. Imagine your dreams coming true.” Most people are familiar with the vicious circle of pessimism. Falling prey to this self-fulfilling prophecy can often be the most damaging to overall happiness.
Reach Out to Others
If these tips failed to raise spirits, do not be afraid to ask for help. "Social support is very important," Lyubomirsky remarks, "Being around other people boosts positive emotions." Maintaining a network of support is necessary for any successful company and leaning on that network for should be welcomed.