5 Tips to Stay Happy at Work

5 Tips to Stay Happy at Work

Work is my happy place

We’ve heard it all before, don’t eat at your desk, move regularly, stay hydrated but how many of us actually follow through?

Sitting has been branded the new smoking, standing desks are a thing, mental health days are becoming more common.

Mental health has taken the spotlight in recent years and for very good reason, according to the statistics by the

South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) as many as one in six South Africans suffer from anxiety,

depression or substance-abuse problems.

Depression and anxiety can’t and shouldn’t be brushed under the carpet or downplayed, education and openness is key!

The workplace is not exempt and even if you don’t suffer from depression, anxiety or any other mental health issues, work

can sometimes be exactly that, work. Big corporates have identified this and as a result Chief Happiness Officer is an official title,

with many CHO jobs listed on LinkedIn!

Considering how much time that we spend at work it is essential to make the most of it!

With all this in mind, we’ve compiled 5 Top Tips to Stay Happy at Work

Go home on time
Don’t skip your lunch break
Take your holiday leave
Rest when you are sick

Make time for regular exercise
Make time for the things that you enjoy and make you happy


Prioritise your work as per your deadlines
Plan and prepare to avoid rushing and panic

Add a few personal touches to your work area to create a space that you like.

Speak Up
Speak to your supervisor if you have any queries or concerns.

Work may not always make you jump out of bed with joy but we hope that these handy tips help.

Now, go refill your water glass!

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