We spend much of our time at work. Let's say, for example, you work 40 hours per week. That's approximately 24% of your time spent away from home, at work. So, why not allow it to make you 24% happier? Here are a few ways to ensure that you're happy (or at least, content) at work:

  1. You should like your boss (and coworkers) -- or at the very least, respect him or her.
  2. Make a list of the steps that you can take to become more productive, and then carry them out.
  3. Focus on the most important task at hand and attempt to finish it before moving on to anything else.
  4. Avoid chit-chat beyond what's necessary to be social. Save gossip for breaks or lunch.
  5. Count your blessings! Blessing #1 is that you have a job. Just being employed should have a positive impact on your mood, even if you don't think that your current job is the ideal one for you.