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.
We all have our ruts, those deep valleys of boredom when the world just feels dull. Meetings feel longer, mornings feel harder, and putting out all of the mini fires that pop up during the day starts to take its 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.
Interviews by Anne Ichikawa; Illustrated by Christina De La Cruz