How to Be Happy At Work

Published Friday, March 09, 2012 3:36 AM

Want the secret to being happy at work? Silly question right? When you consider how much of our day is spent at our desks, it's clear that if we aren't happy at work, we're discontent the bulk of our time.

Time to crack the happy code.

Choose Happiness

The secret to being happy at work (and in life) is simple: choose happiness says author and journalist Geoffrey James in his Inc. com article How to Be Happy at Work.  Could it truly be that easy you may be wondering? James seems to think so and makes a compelling case that happiness (and unhappiness) stem entirely from how individuals evaluate events. James argues that while certain circumstances may be out of our control, how we react to events is firmly within our grasp. So read on here for three steps to cultivate happiness.

Cultivate Happiness

Happiness must be nurtured says Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage.  Individuals can cultivate happiness for themselves by adopting positive habits such as journaling, meditating and exercising and practicing them over a period of time. Next, pay it forward by investing in those around you. By developing strong social support networks and investing in their happiness (i.e. thank people for work, nurture their professional development) you multiply your own happiness. Turns out the more you give to others, they more you get yourself in terms of personal satisfaction and productivity.

Practice Happiness

Did you know that the U.S. didn't make a recent Gallup poll list of the 10 happiest countries? Short of moving to Denmark, is there a way of ramping up one's happiness quotient?  According to this Harvard Business Review blog post, greater happiness can be achieved by practice. Brain scientist Jeffrey M. Stibel says simple steps such as smiling more and taking a regularly scheduled break during the work day can actually retrain the brain to be happier.

Do you think it's possible to be happy at work? How do you work to shore up your happiness quotient at work? Share your thoughts here and on the Pendaflex Facebook page.

 

| More
Filed under:

Comments

# Motivation to lose weight said on Sunday, April 08, 2012 12:45 AM

oJF1lE wow, awesome blog.Much thanks again.

# Guadalupe said on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7:12 PM

Best Xrumer service   we post your maktreing post up to 100K forums worldwide price starting only form $29Get large online web traffic using best xrumer service today. We are able post your custom message up to 100K forums around the web, get insane amount of backlinks and large online web traffic in very short time. Most affordable and most powerful service for web traffic and backlinks in the world!!!!Your post will be published up to 100000 forums worldwide your website will get insatnt traffic and massive increase in seo rankings just after few days or weeks. Order now:

# buy oem software said on Friday, April 27, 2012 4:59 PM

7nr56J I value the blog.Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged.

# cheap oem software said on Tuesday, May 01, 2012 7:31 PM

ubPNjx Great article post.Thanks Again. Awesome.

# Laporte said on Saturday, June 02, 2012 9:06 AM

Admiring the commitment you put into your blog and in depth information you

provide. It's great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn't the same old rehashed material. Wonderful read! I've saved your site and I'm including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

# Basham said on Monday, June 04, 2012 7:19 PM

Awesome article.

# Hollis said on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 8:35 PM

Helpful info. Lucky me I found your website by accident, and I'm stunned why this accident did not took place in advance! I bookmarked it.

# Valenti said on Monday, July 09, 2012 7:32 PM

Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and

I am impressed! Extremely useful info particularly the last part :) I care for such info a lot.

I was seeking this particular info for a long time. Thank you and good luck.

# Contextual Backlinks said on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:56 AM

ljsKnS Thanks a lot for the post. Really Cool.

# Hildreth said on Thursday, July 19, 2012 2:21 PM

I'm really impressed with your writing talents as neatly as with the format for your blog. Is that this a paid topic or did you modify it your self? Anyway stay up the excellent high quality writing, it's uncommon to see a great blog like this one nowadays..

# Garland said on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 2:11 AM

I find Gulvafslibning Kurt Gulvmand actually interesting.

I was wondering myself about this, on the other hand not anymore thanks to this clever explanation.

# Joiner said on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:15 AM

Have you ever considered publishing an ebook or guest authoring

on other sites? I have a blog based upon on the same topics you discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information.

I know my subscribers would appreciate your work.

If you're even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e mail.

# acconnomopalp said on Sunday, August 26, 2012 1:46 AM

Hi, I'm 15. I have 5" (i think you understand). Should i <a href=pimxwo.buyonlineregular.com viagra</a> - <a href=tirrln.buyonlineregular.com >buy viagra</a> , yrmczi.buyonlineregular.com buy viagra to make it longer?

# James Simpson said on Friday, August 31, 2012 4:25 PM

very useful blog Thank you!

# axoritaurry said on Saturday, September 08, 2012 7:25 AM

<a href=propeciacheapgeneric.com generic finasteride</a> - <a href=propeciacheapgeneric.com >cheap propecia</a> , propeciacheapgeneric.com generic propecia

# Vemnameks said on Sunday, September 09, 2012 10:34 AM

<a href=quickorderlevitraonline.com levitra</a> - <a href=quickorderlevitraonline.com >buy levitra online</a> , quickorderlevitraonline.com levitra 20 mg

# elelpcepreado said on Sunday, September 09, 2012 11:41 AM

<a href=quickorderviagraonline.com online</a> - <a href=quickorderviagraonline.com >viagra online without prescription</a> , quickorderviagraonline.com viagra online

# Daritrainty said on Sunday, September 09, 2012 2:45 PM

<a href=paydayloansnow24h.com loans</a> - <a href=paydayloansnow24h.com loans</a> , paydayloansnow24h.com payday loans

# Vorispbyroirm said on Monday, September 10, 2012 6:21 PM

<a href=quickordercialisonline.com online</a> - <a href=quickordercialisonline.com >cheap generic cialis</a> , quickordercialisonline.com cheap cialis

# Ronsepeslip said on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 3:51 PM

<a href=paydayloansatonce.com loans</a> - <a href=paydayloansatonce.com loans</a> , paydayloansatonce.com payday loans

# FlatoFest said on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4:23 PM

<a href=trustedpaydayloanshere.com loans</a> - <a href=trustedpaydayloanshere.com >payday loans</a> , trustedpaydayloanshere.com payday loans

# slifilfustoca said on Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:56 PM

<a href=trustedpaydayloanonline.com loan online</a> - <a href=trustedpaydayloanonline.com >payday loan online</a> , trustedpaydayloanonline.com payday loan online

# Gokeneecype said on Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:40 PM

<a href=trustedpaydayloanhere.com loan</a> - <a href=trustedpaydayloanhere.com >payday loan</a> , trustedpaydayloanhere.com payday loan

# vinciachachaw said on Friday, September 14, 2012 9:39 PM

<a href=trustedpaydayloansonline.com loans online</a> - <a href=trustedpaydayloansonline.com >payday loans online</a> , trustedpaydayloansonline.com payday loans online

# Smuctustync said on Monday, September 17, 2012 8:13 AM

<a href=paydayloanssamedayfaxless.com approval payday loans</a> - <a href=paydayloanssamedayfaxless.com >faxless payday loan</a> , paydayloanssamedayfaxless.com same day payday loans

# shiteiroRttet said on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3:16 PM

<a href=veryquickpaydayloans.com loans</a> - <a href=veryquickpaydayloans.com >payday loans</a> , veryquickpaydayloans.com payday loans

# rortretty said on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3:52 PM

<a href=veryquickpaydayloansonline.com loans online</a> - <a href=veryquickpaydayloansonline.com >payday loans online</a> , veryquickpaydayloansonline.com payday loans online

# amedabreage said on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:02 PM

<a href=paydayloansonline1min.com loans online</a> - <a href=paydayloansonline1min.com loans</a> , paydayloansonline1min.com cash loans

# FrotropYtaips said on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 1:16 AM

<a href=paydayloansamedayfaxless.com fax payday loans</a> - <a href=paydayloansamedayfaxless.com >payday loans</a> , paydayloansamedayfaxless.com payday loans online

About Beyond Folders™

Beyond FoldersTM is written by a team of Pendaflex associates passionate about time management, communications, productivity and workplace organization.  Believing in  "continuous improvement" on both a personal and professional level, they share their unique perspectives on subjects of common interest to our readers.

Join the Beyond Folders™ Community of readers passionate about time management, productivity, communication and workspace organization.

Read BFC News


Quick Subscribe to BFC News
Go

Follow Beyond Folders™

 

Search

runat="server"