Journaling for Work

We spend most of our waking hours at work. Some days are great and others not so much. Being happy at work improves resilience and creativity.

Journaling for work with hiMoment’s premium track makes you happier and more productive by being aware of your daily wins, however big or small.

 

 

What makes you happy at work? Get started by focusing on your relationships with your colleagues, on daily achievements, and the purpose of your work.

Journaling for work transforms your workday for the better.

Feel Good

Take a few moments to relax or enjoy a hot beverage. These are some of the measures you can take to de-stress at work.

 

Improve your mood before you set foot into the office by getting some exercise in on your way to work. Walk or bike to the office. Make your drive more enjoyable by listening to a podcast or some feel good music.

Colleagues

Relationships matter, also at work. So nurture relationships in your workplace. Have lunch with colleagues. Studies show that lunches with others relax us more than eating alone at our desks.

 

Practice random acts of workplace kindness. Say a friendly “Good Morning” to a coworker you don’t know well. These are just a few things we can do to become happier at work.

A study has shown that practicing everyday prosociality is emotionally reinforcing and contagious, and receiving everyday prosociality is an unequivocally positive experience.

 

Participants were either Givers and practiced five acts of kindness for colleagues that were assigned to be Receivers. Both Givers and Receivers benefitted in well-being. Moreover, the prosocial acts of the Givers inspired the Receivers to perform 278% more prosocial behaviours than the control group. (1)

Mindset

When you engage in activities that are meaningful to you, you’ll feel more inspired, satisfied, motivated – and happy. But some days at work can just be boring, tedious or don’t feel meaningful.

 

Whatever a day brings, having a positive outlook at work will allow you to enjoy the good and the bad days. Try out being the most positive person at work, find ways to motivate yourself even through tasks you don’t like, and make sure you enjoy your lunch break to the fullest.  

 

 

 

 

Research has found that well-being at work can be increased through recovery activities during lunch breaks. Employees either went for a walk in the park or did some relaxation exercises.

 

It was found that both groups experienced better concentration. While park walks were enjoyed more, relaxation exercises helped them to detach. Additionally, relaxation lead to less fatigue. So how you spent your lunch break can positively affect the rest of your work day. (2)

 

(1) Chancellor, J., Margolis,  S., Jacobs Bao, K.,& Lyubomirsky,  S. (2018) Everyday prosociality in the workplace: The reinforcing benefits of giving, getting, and glimpsing. Emotion, Jun, 18(4), 507-517.

 

(2) Sianoja, M., Syrek, C. J., de Bloom, J., Korpela, K., & Kinnunen, U. (2018). Enhancing daily well-being at work through lunchtime park walks and relaxation exercises: Recovery experiences as mediators. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 23(3), 428-442.