I don't know about you, but I've been feeling a little bummed out lately. The days are getting shorter, work is cranking up in preparation for the holiday lull, and I'm generally feeling less cheery day to day.

Whether the season has got you down or you're less than thrilled about your job, I'm guessing all of our days could be better if we were just a little happier. I know, easier said than done, but there are actually plenty of ways we can go about increasing our happiness on the job, from small tweaks to major life changes.

Check out some of our favorite recommendations from around the web below, and then go get happier today!

  • To start off, understand that upping your happiness at work is about more than your well-being—it makes your work better, too(New York Times)
  • You don't have to make major changes to make your job more enjoyable! Start with some of these small adjustments and see how much better your days get. (LinkedIn)
  • Try tracking your efforts instead of your accomplishments to feel more pleased with the work you're doing. (Sarah Von Bargen)
  • Even if you hate your job, there are some tricky ways to find pockets of happiness(Living Moxie)
  • See what lessons you can learn from the happiest people on the job(Huffington Post)
  • Test out some of these science-backed ideas for improving happiness in every area of your life(Fast Company)
  • In need of bigger changes in your job? Start with these three major shifts(Purpose Fairy)
  • And if you're a manager, consider what you can do to improve your employees' happiness(The Next Web)
  • Want more? Check out some of our great articles on being happy with your job!

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    Photos courtesy of Megan Coughlin and Thinkstock.