A happy job. Where does one find a happy job?
As I’m playing with a baby or unpacking new layette pieces, many times a customer will say, “This must be a really fun job!” And, of course, I reply, “Yes, it is.” To be surrounded by happy customers all day, looking at family pictures, holding a new baby and relishing that new baby smell – what more could you ask of a job?
If you are on a search for a happy job, I have 5 secrets to finding one:
- The more you do things you’re good at, the happier you’ll be. You have skills that are unique to you and using them makes you happy. Therefore, the more opportunities your skills have to blossom at work, the better you’ll feel. Do what you love, be with people you enjoy, and share your skills with the world!
- Enjoy the moments. Lots of little good things make you happier than a few big good things. You’ve heard it all your life, “Live in the moment.” Why is this important for your happiness? Frequent boosts of little happy moments keep your happiness bucket filled longer than waiting for a few BIG happy events. A baby’s smile, a grandmother’s joy, seeing the joy of a newborn life in a mother’s arms – these little happy moments are like deposits in the happiness bank.
- Have a Calling. Does what you do at work make a difference in peoples lives? Here’s the connection between working with a “calling” and your own happiness: when the end result of your work benefits others, you benefit from your contribution as well. Happiness comes from the feeling that you are making a difference in the world, each day, with each project and task.
- Focus on relationships. Invest in others. It’s that simple. Remember what your teacher said in grade school, “You have two ears and only one mouth. Listen more than you talk!” The more you listen, the more you know. The more you know, the better you understand. The better you understand, the happier your relationships. Find a job that encourages you to get to know your coworkers and customers and you’ll find a happy job.
- Happiness at work is a process. You’re never going to “get there” because there is no there. Each job has it’s difficulties. It’s called work for a reason. “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling,” Margaret Lee Runback. Lean in to your job and find your happiness in small measures each day, each week, each month.
How to Find a Happy Job at Little Lambs & Ivy
If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a happy environment, where helping families and friends show love to little ones is our main purpose, we would like to talk with you. We offer a competitive hourly wage, family friendly hours, a sweet discount, and loads of encouragement. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume and cover letter today.