How to be more satisfied at work in 2 easy steps

Want to increase your satisfaction with your work?

Try this!

Step 1: Think of something someone did for you at work.

Step 2: Thank them for it personally to their face, verbally on the phone, or in writing.

Repeat until you feel more satisfied with your work.

Tips for making this more effective:

Tip 1: Thank your nemesis, terrible boss, rude coworker, underperforming employee, or someone you don’t know that well. This is a great way to improve any work relationship.

Tip 2: Make the thanks specific to the individual and/or circumstance. How is the particular circumstance different then expected?

Tip 3: Practice regularly. You will get better at this the more you do it.

This seems dumb doesn’t it? It isn’t going to instantly solve all of your problems, but I guarantee it will help, and it only takes 30 seconds.