Are you miserable at work? Maybe you despise your overly-demanding boss; perhaps your daily tasks are tedious or taxing. To get through the day, you fantasize about your professional nemesis being fired. You daydream about getting a raise or promotion; or quitting and storming out.
But the truth is, none of those things will make you truly content, says Srikumar Rao, the author of Happiness at Work. To achieve greater happiness on the job, you don’t need your boss to stop calling you at night. You don’t need to make more money. And you don’t need new co-workers.