If you're tired of being unhappy at work, you can do something about it. Here are five tips that you can use to remedy the problem:

  • Always say "please" and "thank you" to your fellow employees. The better you treat others, the more willing they'll be to help you get the job done.

  • Establish healthy boundaries. Don't confuse personal and professional relationships — look for intimacy in other areas of your life.

  • Avoid toxic co-workers. These people are the naysayers, complainers, and spoilers who want to rain on everyone else's parade. The more you're exposed to them, the unhappier you'll feel.

  • Look for win-win solutions. It's a fact: Employees who engage in win-lose battles with each other waste a lot of productive energy and end up exhibiting counterproductive work behavior. Why not try compromising, accommodating, or collaborating once in a while? Believe it: Things will go more smoothly.

  • Handle your anger constructively. If anger leads to an improvement in how you and your co-worker relate and work together, then it's constructive. If it simply ends up hurting the other person, it's not.