You'd leave if you could...but there's nothing else in sight. So turn your job-from-hell into a happier situation with these tips.
1. Improve Your Workspace
Photos and plants can work wonders, but there's an even better way to infuse new life into a work area. "Get control of clutter," advises Jeffrey McGrew, co-owner of sustainable interior-design firm Because We Can. "Clear off the junk from your desk and you'll feel less stressed." Next, make sure your job doesn't literally make you sick, by avoiding ailments like carpal-tunnel syndrome. Position your computer monitor a couple feet away at eye level, make sure there's no glare, and sit up straight with your feet flat on the floor.
2. Talk Amongst Yourselves
Being social not only makes life more pleasant, but it also can improve your work profile, says Myra White, PhD, author of Follow the Yellow Brick Road. "When you build relationships with your bosses," she explains, "it allows you to highlight your achievementsRead More »from How to Love Your Job (Even If You Secretly Hate It)