As much as we LOVE our own particular daily grinds, having to go to work every single day, week in and week out, can occasionally feel a bit challenging. Yes, even your dream job, on a rough day, can feel like a struggle.
Around this time of year (no more Summer Fridays, no holidays in sight until Thanksgiving, and a lot less sunshine), we start to feel a little bummed. Meetings feel longer, mornings feel harder, and putting out all of the mini fires that pop up during the day start to take their toll. And since we — much like most of you — spend the majority of our time at the office, we figure we need to make the most of it. After all, we don't want seasonal fatigue to force us into a crabby, cranky place, for the bulk of every day.
So, we're making a change. We're brightening up, shaking off any tugs of ennui, and learning how to be happier — particularly at work. To make it happen, we looked to some of our favorite, most inspiring professionals, from editors and directors to tech superstars and A&R types, and picked their brains. Ahead, the secrets to happiness at work. Whether you mostly love your job or are actively looking for a new one, these tips and tricks should make your daily grind just a bit more fun.