Ways to be happy at work include extending appreciation to others, finding amusement in human nature, smiling, enjoying a moment of silence every morning and enjoying opportunities to learn something new. Employees who give themselves more credit also tend to be happier in the workplace.
Besides thanking fellow employees, you should also extend gratitude to janitors, workers in the cafeteria and individuals who are working outside of his department but are still required for the success of the company. These individuals might not receive the thanks they deserve for their efforts.
Whenever something out of the ordinary happens at the work place, find the amusement in the situation rather than becoming agitated. Such events are also good learning opportunities for those willing to look for them. Simply smiling sends signals to the brain to be happier. It also helps others to smile.
An employee who takes a single minute out of his work day to clear his mind, pray or read a poem may find that his workday is easier and that he has more energy to complete work tasks. An employee who gives himself credit for completing small tasks achieves a sense of accomplishment and helps to lighten his workload.