To be happy in your job sounds like one of those cliche, "easier said than done" kind of things. But really, you control your own happiness. Repeat - YOU control your happiness.
...But My Boss is a Jerk!
Too often, we find excuses for why we're not happy. Perhaps you’re unhappy in your current position because your boss is a jerk, or you feel like you’re underpaid or not appreciated or rewarded for what you do. All of this may very well be true, but I ask you to put all of this aside. You cannot control your boss being a jerk, or not getting recognized for your efforts, but you can control your reaction to these things.
In order to be happy in your job, control your own actions and reactions, and do what's in your power to make things better. Don't worry about things that are beyond your control.
5 Day Challenge
For the next 5 days, concentrate on applying some of the following activities into your work. You'll be amazed how different you feel, and realize that you CAN be happy in your job by creating your own happiness.
A critical piece to making this work is simply ACCEPTING where you are today. Leave negative thoughts and feelings behind. You are where you are, and it's okay. Starting now, start taking measures to change in order to get to where you want to be.
With negative feelings out of the way, and a fresh outlook, try the following:
Following the tips above for at least 5 days will help you to be happy in your job, even if your current situation is less than ideal.