Happiness is a state of mind we should all aspire towards.

While work is only one aspect of life, most of us spend a significant amount of time in the office. This is why heightening our levels of well-being and happiness at work goes a long way.

For happier workdays, try doing these:

ADAPT TO CIRCUMSTANCES

Accept that problems can arise and try to control your emotions even in challenging situations.

Remaining calm and clear-headed allows you to find ways to counter the problems.

CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY

Happy workers are more self-determined, and less likely to be deeply affected by life’s circumstances.

Decide to stay happy, even during challenging times.

Be grateful for what you have.

HAVE PROPER NUTRITION

Stash healthy snacks or beverages at your desk. Mid-day snacks can perk you up to face the day ahead.

If being in crowded dining places frazzles you, arrange for lunch delivery services to your office.

STAY ACTIVE

During your lunch break or after work, hit the gym, jog at park connectors or sign up for classes likes yoga or kickboxing.

Doing so can lift your spirits and stretch your back.

Having a well-balanced lifestyle helps you to stay in a positive frame of mind.

BUILD POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS

A team is only as strong as its weakest link, so doing your part as a team member is important.

Treat your colleagues with respect.

Refrain from consistently making last-minute requests, arriving late for meetings or not returning borrowed items.

* This article first appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times, Classified on April 04, 2017, with the headline 'Inject joy into each workday'.