Although most Americans are generally satisfied with their jobs, Pew Research Center finds a third of them views work as "just a job to get them by."
Sure, research shows that the more you earn the less likely you are to care about having work-life balance. But regardless of where you are in your career, if you find yourself overwhelmed and dreading each day you have to work, Fortune 500 company leadership advisor Annie McKee says it's time for your wake-up call.
"Too many of us are in denial about the impact of stress on our effectiveness, our well-being and our happiness," McKee writes in her upcoming book "How to Be Happy at Work: The Power of Purpose, Hope, and Friendship."
"Tuning in to your wake-up calls before you're miserable is a skill that you can practice and get better at," she writes. "Hearing a wake-up call is the beginning of your trek back to happiness."
McKee, who studies the impact of happiness on an individual, team and organizational level as the director of the PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program, has identified four stages to becoming happier at work.