1 Check for eyestrain. Put your hand to your forehead in a salute. If your eyes feel relieved then your space is too bright.
2 Get a good desk chair and take the time to adjust it properly.
3 Sit up straight - you will instantly feel more energetic and cheerier.
4 Invest in some nice desk accessories to help you stay organised or get a good desk lamp.
5 Don't snack on sweets. Eating a handful of M&M's each day will not only make you put on weight, they will make you feel lethargic once the sugar rush has gone.
6 Take time to sort through those loose papers that have piled up. You'll be amazed at the wonderful calm it brings.
7 Go outside at least once a day, and if possible, go for a walk. Sunlight and activity is good for your focus, mood and information retention.
8 Don't let yourself get too hungry.
9 Try to make a lunch date with someone outside the office at least once a week.
10 Its okay to let yourself be ignorant of things you don't need to know.
Above tips are by Gretchen Rubin, best selling author whose book, The Happiness Project, is the account of the year she spent test-driving studies and theories about how to be happier.
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