23 Aug Is the key to happiness at work what you do outside of work?
via Science of Us by Cari Romm
All but the luckiest among us, at some point during their careers, will have at least one job that’s not so great, or even straight-up bad. If that’s the case, there are a handful of coping strategies that can make a miserable professional situation a little less so: You can celebrate your achievements with little pep talks each day. You can get yourself a work best friend. You can do some mental reorganizing — what psychologists call “cognitive crafting” — and try framing your role in more appealing terms. You can, obviously, try finding a new job.
Or, as writer Phyllis Korkki recently argued in Quartz, you can try something that has nothing to do with work at all: One of the most effective ways to be happier at your job, she wrote, is to find a hobby outside of it. Start a blog, or take up knitting, or get really, really good in the kitchen; the specifics of the activity matter less than the fact that you enjoy it. “These kinds of projects can inject a dose of creativity into the way you approach your day job — and just plain make you happier and more fun to be around,” she wrote…
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