17 Mood-Boosters to get You Through the Work Day!

Wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning? Having a hard time getting through the day? Check out what these folks do to get happy while on the job:

  1. @BLKMGK01: My “tired but happy” trick works wonders for giving me extra energy.  That, and awesome people on Twitter!”
  2. Keri D.: A bit of meditation and self-talk before starting the day helps me to see the glass “half full.”
  3. @ChicagoSinger: Taking a walk helps.
  4. @Sparks Fam: I don’t get music at work so I sing in my head and that’s always a mood booster cause I’m in charge of the playlist!
  5. @RachelEsterline: I listen to music on Pandora.  If there are cookies leftover from meetings, I take one of those too.
  6. @Pizzazzerie Diet mountain dew, reading encouraging quotes, and chatting with my favorite coworkers get me through the 8 to 5.
  7. Lauren N.: I take short Twitter breaks to read an inspiring or mentally-stimulating blog post or even just to check in with friends! Mini-opportunities to learn and network, if you will. 🙂
  8. @tmcantwell Music and a kind word or joke.
  9. Kristen C.: A few minutes of meditation and a little office yoga stretches definitely helps get some positive energy going. 🙂
  10. Megan Cassidy: A really good apple or other healthy snack.
  11. Aimee G.: I try to never eat my lunch at my desk. I take my lunch break outside in the sun and read a magazine or a book.
  12. @MsCareerGirl: Chocolate!  A chocolate chip cookie from Starbucks and a mocha is becoming my afternoon ritual.  A waste of calories and money, but SO enjoyable!
  13. @Robpitingolo strong coffee.
  14. @SJOgborn definitely MUSIC! any kind!
  15. @jill_pr I keep an email file of kudos I’ve received and look back over them when I feel defeated.
  16. @JPedde Twitter!
  17. Michelle C. I email my best friend when I’m feeling blah at work.  She either makes me laugh or puts things back into perspective right away!

What do YOU do to get through a tough day at the office?

Nicole Emerick

Nicole Emerick founded Ms. Career Girl in 2008 to help other ambitious young professional women thrive in a career they love. Ironically, growing MsCareerGirl helped Nicole transition her own career from commercial banker to digital marketer. Today Nicole leads the social media team at a large advertising agency in Chicago. Nicole also served as an adjunct professor at DePaul University where she helped develop the careers of PR, Advertising and Communications students. Tweet with Nicole @_NicoleEmerick.