4 Ways to Sneak Up on Happiness at Work (And Do Better Work for It)

You can't demand happiness from work, but you can coax happiness into your work life by focusing on other things.

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Help your officemates.

A while back, TIME reported that helping others at work improves your own daily happiness. One study actually found that people in their mid-30s who had earlier rated helping others at work as important reported feeling happier when asked three decades later.

This isn’t lottery-winning level help, by the way; it’s picking up a coffee for someone, or volunteering to do a final proofread on a colleague’s big project. It’s the moment of seeing where you can lift someone’s burden a little, and just stepping forward and offering your help, no big deal.

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