Celebrate you at work – decorate your work space. Be as restrained or as extravagant as you wish, but surround yourself with you, especially in a place where it could be easy for “you” to get lost in the needs of the organization.
What are you passionate about? Your children? Your charity work? Shopping?
Whatever it is, bring it to work with you – surround yourself with reminders of why you do the work you do. It’s not just to pay the mortgage – it’s to provide for your kids, to hone skills you can use to help others, or to make enough to splurge on yourself every now and then.
I once worked with a man who was passionate about flying. When he wasn’t managing the sales department of the radio station, he was taking flying lessons, flying his own airplane or planning trips to destinations with flight-related history or attractions. Yes, he’s spent time where the Wright Brothers first took flight. As a matter of fact, that’s where his marriage took off, too. Thankfully his wife understood his passion for planes, and also wanted a beach wedding. And yes, his office was filled with beautiful scale models of airplanes.
Work can be all-encompassing at times, so if you can decorate your work space with things you love, it will help you de-stress. You know that work-life balance thing? It’s really a thing, and just having little reminders of your life’s passions around you can help you feel more balanced.
And “balanced” breeds happiness!
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