The Best Way to Build Your Happiness
It’s the first Monday of a new year and most of us are at work hoping to start the year off on the right note. At least I know I am. Recently I read a blog post on the Business 2 Community website that totally reinforced the perspective of happiness at work that I so wholeheartedly believe in.
I know from personal experience that your outlook and perspective drive your success on the job. Hundreds of research studies have been completed that prove that happiness leads to success, not the other way around. So the natural question folks ask is, what can I do to increase my happiness? Well we know from research and experience that the tools of gratitude, kindness, exercise and mindfulness are critically important. Incorporating these into your life create a regimen that leads to a happier life, both a professionally and personally. The article, “The Importance of Happiness at Work,” took a little different perspective and it was a view I found quite interesting.
It advised that “Happiness is not an end goal, but rather the actual joy we feel while striving towards our potential.” So basically, the premise is that happiness isn’t something to be achieved but rather the feeling we have when we’re pushing ourselves to do something a little further than what we’ve done before.
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