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5 ways to make work a much happier place

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With only 47% of Americans reporting satisfaction on the job front, all is not sunshine and roses in the world of employment today. While there are numerous factors we can’t control at work or in the job market that can make our lives miserable, Lisa Evans at Entrepreneur has five suggestions of things that could immediately make things better when you walk into the office tomorrow morning.

If happiness seems too warm and fuzzy a goal, though, it’s important to remember that satisfaction can also lead to more productivity and, ultimately, a stronger bottom line.

1. Stay rooted in the present. “Many of our negative thoughts come from worrying about situations that may never happen,” says Thomas. While entrepreneurs often have to make contingency plans, constantly thinking about the worst case scenario can place undue stress on your body and mind and drain it of resources that are better used in more productive ways. “The best way to deal with negative thoughts is to separate fiction from fact,” says Thomas. So, the next time you find yourself facing a negative thought, analyze the situation and ask whether you’re reacting to a real or imagined situation.

Full story at Entrepreneur.

Psych yourself up for a better day.

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