Every day at work takes many hours of your life away.

Therefore, anything that you can do to make that time happier is a worthwhile investment.

Whether it is developing a set of goals or deciding just to change your attitude and become more engaged, it is important to do something to ensure you are not on a misery treadmill all your working life.

Dr Timothy Sharp, of The Happiness Institute, offers these eight useful suggestions – maybe you will find something that resonates with you among them.

  1. Maintain discipline: happiness is a few simple disciplines practised every day, while misery is a few bad habits or errors of judgement repeated every day.
  2. Be present every step of the way: happy people tend to spend more time thinking about ‘being in the present’ as opposed to dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.
  3. Know where you’re going: have clear, well defined goals.
  4. Go with your strengths: work out what you’re good at and do it as much as possible.
  5. Don’t go it alone: develop good intimate relationships.
  6. Ensure you have the energy to go all the way: keep healthy through exercise, eating well and getting enough sleep.
  7. Control which way you go: maximise the control you have over your life through learning and practising skills like problem solving, time management, mediation and communication.
  8. Go, go and keep going all the way: we all face obstacles at times. Happy people expect this and adapt when necessary.

For more happiness hints, visit Dr Sharp’s website here: