Find Satisfying Work

The research is clear:  if you dislike your job, you will not enjoy a happy life.  Of course, there are two solutions to this dilemma.  The obvious one is to change jobs.  Studies show that getting a new job is likely to be one of life's most positive experiences!  (And yet, some choose to work for years in a job they hate rather than spend a little time finding a new one.)

The second solution is to change your attitude toward your job.  Ask yourself, "What's good about this job?  How could I make it better?  How could I design my work so that I could enjoy it?"  After all, as Shakespeare said, "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."  A genuine change in attitude can often make a boring job fun again and re-ignite a career.