A 30 Rock Guide to Workplace Happiness
Don't Worry, Be Happy
Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, and Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The Myths of Happiness, suggest you take a cue from 30 Rock and stay positive about your job.
Look for a BFF
“Find someone who you can confide a secret to, who makes you feel like you have a sense of belonging, a sense of being yourself, a sense of acceptance,” says Rubin. To establish such a relationship, Lyubomirsky advises performing acts of kindness for your colleagues. “Open a door for them, compliment them, bring them a coffee,” she says. “There are all kinds of benefits, not just for the givers but also the receivers. The whole morale of the workplace improves. You'll feel less depressed and more engaged in your work.”