How many times have you dragged yourself to work and walked through the door only to be greeted by a wall of silence, save for the tap-tapping of keyboards? During my 22 years working in PR, my worst fear wasn’t being barked at by my boss, but coming into a silent office without so much as a cheery ‘hi’ from anyone.
Having a quick natter with your colleagues about anything and everything before opening your emails and tackling your to-do list is, in my view, one of the nicest ways to get your day off to the right start. We spend so much of our lives with our colleagues that it’s essential that we’re happy in our workplace and feel valued and fulfilled.
Now that I’m a health coach, I listen far, far more than I talk and understand that there are so many factors that contribute to someone’s contentment and motivation. Whether it’s sleeping habits, food choices or simply making time to socialise, here are my tips for staying happy at work.