How do you spread joy in your job? What do you do to keep a positive outlook and to keep a smile on your face, even on the days when it’s difficult to do so?
I fully understand some days it’s harder to accomplish that than others. I found some ideas in my archives which may help us all keep the workplace a pleasant and uplifted place.
Why not spread a little joy today??
7 Ways To Spread Joy At Work
1. Punch in with a smile.
Be intentional to smile as you “clock in.” Look forward to the day (or night) that’s ahead of you. Embrace the joy of your job. Even on the days when you’d rather be somewhere else, be thankful for your work.
2. See the blessing in your work.
Believe you are making a difference in what you do, because you are. Even on the days it may not seem like it. You are making a difference in more ways than you think. Your work matters.
3. See the good in your co-workers.
Your co-workers have been placed in your life for a reason. Encourage them. Bless them. Make their days more pleasant by being in their lives. Make a positive impact.
4. Make it more than your job description.
Find one way every day to go above and beyond your job description. Go the “extra mile.” Even if that extra mile is something no one else sees. Joy is a by-product of doing more than “what’s expected.”
5. Do something special for someone.
Go out of your way to do something to bless another. Something unpredictable. Be the reason someone else smiles today. Help another succeed. Not only will it build up the receiver, it’ll also bring a smile to your face too.
6. Take a few minutes to breathe deep.
Stop and take a few deep breaths throughout the day. Short pauses help you keep a positive attitude and extend that out to everyone you come in contact with.
7. End the work day grateful.
As you close down your work day, consciously recall the high points, the moments that made you smile, the things that went well. Be thankful for them. Forget about the things that weren’t so pleasant, and do what you can to not take your work home with you. End your day on a positive note.
What do you do to stay joyful at work? What do you do to spread joy? Would you care to share it below?
May your day be overflowing with joy!
Linking this post with Holley Gerth for #CoffeeForYourHeart and Jennifer Dukes Lee for #WriteHisStory.
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Julie, these are wonderful suggestions, even for someone like me who doesn’t have an outside-my-home job. Four and five, especially, are speaking to me this morning … I need to look for ways to be more intentional about spreading joy. So glad to be your neighbor today at Coffee for Your Heart …
Hi Lois! Those two ways speak to me too. We seem to have more in common than I realized after reading your post at Holley’s. I’m thankful we can journey through this life together! Blessings to you.
Your new job definitely agrees with you. I think I’ll try applying some of this today in my home and see what happens . . .
Hi Michele! I’m interested in reading how it went yesterday applying these in your home yesterday. Yes, my new job agrees with me. I’m thankful! Thanks for being here!
I’m rabbit trailing around blogposts today and came upon yours! Great advice for working people. I now work at home but I remember the days in a big office!
Thanks, friend! I’m hoping these tips can help us all, even if we don’t work outside the home. I appreciate your presence and your words. Blessings!
This is so encouraging. I need to focus on these points!
I do too, Alice. Thanks so much for stopping over for a few minutes. Bless you!
Your blog post title caught my eye since I desperately need your advice in your post! I work in a cubicle and how quickly the sounds and voices and idiosyncrasies get on my nerves and get in the way of my best intentions! I’m constantly praying for patience and kindness to overflow all other emotions in my heart 🙂 Thank you for these good words today!
Valerie, I understand how life can get in the way of our best intentions! I’m praying for your work situation, and if these tips help at all, I thank God for His timing. Thank you for sharing here. Bless you!
What an uplifting post you’ve written, Julie! Inspiration from your new job, I’m guessing! 🙂 I work at home, but I’m going to try to put this into practice!
Hi Betsy! Thank you! I’m glad we can apply these suggestions to life, no matter what our calling is. It’s a joy to have you here again today. Bless you, friend!
Love the reminders of sharing the joy I have in Christ with others in tangible ways. And if I do these things, I benefit as well. My countenance and heart are lifted with joy. Thank you for these easy-to-do ways to spread joy.
Hi Debbie! Yes, our source of joy is found in Christ. It’s a blessing to share it with others, and some days I need a reminder to do so. I appreciate your uplifting words and encouragement! Thank you.
Yes! I love the idea of being the reason someone smiles! 🙂
Hi Sarah! I love it too. May we strive to do that daily.