7 Ways to Be Happier at Work

7 Ways to Be Happier at Work - http://blogs.harvardbusiness.org Avatar Posted by mariajoe under Employee Benefits
From http://blogs.harvardbusiness.org 4158 days ago
Made Hot by: GPorter on June 4, 2009 5:11 pm
A recent report listed the happiest nations in the world. Guess what? The US didn't even make it into the top ten. So much for the American dream.

Why are we so unhappy? Let's start by looking at the origin of the word. Happy is derived from the Icelandic word happ, meaning luck or chance. Is happiness then, by its very definition, elusive due to its randomness? Nassim Taleb certainly thinks so, as he expressed in his bestselling book Fooled by Randomness. But this is clearly not the case for the top 10 happiest countries.





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Written by marie.clare
3636 days ago

So true, never cease to smile and always have fun. Live as if its your last. I would add, never hide your smiles. Draw a smile on your face to lighten somebody's heart.



Written by ritchelalms
4157 days ago

I strongly agree with this too. After all, our ultimate goal is to be happy! Then, let's start doing that by ourselves. Then, we will be sending positive signal to the world too. Nice one, maria!



Written by smallbiztrends
4158 days ago

I think this is an excellent article. Especially the part about smiling to make yourself happy. Feelings follow behavior -- behave happy and you start to feel happier.

I am a big believer in the saying "you are as happy as you make up your mind to be." Someone famous said that -- I am not sure who. But it's good advice.



Written by stillwagon428
4158 days ago

Good tips. Taking short frequent breaks is a good way to boost your mood. I try to get up and step away from my desk at least every two hours. Walk around the office or your house a bit, stretch your legs and clear your mind.



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