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4 Science-Backed Tips to Be Happier at Work (Infographic) From managing expectations to preparing for your day during your morning commute, these tricks can instantly boost your serotonin levels.

By Rose Leadem

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You're at the office for more than 40 hours a week -- so it's important to make sure you're happy much of that time.

We can all admit that those long hours can take a toll on our attitudes, but they don't have to. Whether you're feeling underpaid or overworked, it's important to know that you're not alone and there are solutions. Nearly half of working Americans say being underpaid is their top complaint at work, which leads to lower job satisfaction.

Related: How to Avoid Burnout at Work

So to start, if you are one of the many Americans who feel underpaid, the answer is simple -- ask for a raise. Seventy-five percent of people who ask for a pay raise get one, a report from PayScale revealed.

From minimizing distractions and prioritizing your workload -- there are a number of techniques to help boost your mood. Check out NetCredit's infographic below for more helpful tips.

Rose Leadem is a freelance writer for Entrepreneur.com. 

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