Tag archive: happiness

Thoughts about windows of opportunity …

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Photo by Catarina Carvalho on Unsplash.com

When you wake up each morning, you can choose to be happy or choose to be sad. Unless some terrible catastrophe has occurred the night before, it is pretty much up to you. Tomorrow morning, when the sun shines through your window, choose to make it a happy day.
~ Lynda Resnick

Thoughts about work …

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Photo credit: Startup photo via pixabay.com

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. 
~ Theodore Isaac Rubin

3 Ways to have a happier, more productive workplace

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We all spend a long time at work. Having it be a happy and productive place is a great thing if you can achieve it. Here are three ways to try.

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Thoughts about stoicism …

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Photo by Colby Thomas on Unsplash.com

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
~ Seneca

Will you try the gratitude challenge?

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Photo by Carli Jeen on Unsplash.com

Are you up for a challenge? It requires only a small time commitment, but it does need mental effort. The benefits may include better relationships, improved health, motivation to achieve goals and greater life satisfaction. You can do this yourself, or better yet – take it into your workplace.

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Thoughts about possessions …

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Photo credit – Ashim DiSilva via unsplash.com

Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety.
~Dalai Lama

Possessions and puddles of pleasure

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Photo credit – Jean Downs via pixabay.com

What are the best things to spend your money on – possessions or experiences? Some might say that possessions last longer and this contributes to value. Others say that the purchase of possessions is akin to “puddles of pleasure” – that don’t last long before they dry up. Interesting research expands on these ideas.

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Unlocking the secrets of happiness at work

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Photo credit Duong Tran Quoc via unsplash.com

Did you know that IKEA could help you understand happiness? Well metaphorically, any way. A story told by Dan Ariely illustrates a point that I am sure many of you will identify with.

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