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Try to cut back on work

Residents of Denmark, one of the happiest countries in the world, spend less time than most Americans in the office. 

Only 2 percent of Danes work long hours, which is categorized as 50 hours per week. And full-time workers still devote 66 percent of their day to self-care, like eating and sleeping. 




What creates happiness in the brain
  • Dopamine: The happy chemical that our brain releases when we see reward or pleasure in sight.
  • Oxytocin: A hormone and a neurotransmitter, it gets released when we...
  • Happiness as a choice

    Once you realize that happiness is predominantly an internal process, you will gradually understand that happiness is also a choice, and you will be able to transcend the limits of what it is that makes you happy.

    Boost Your Energy

    Bad moods happen 50% of the time simply because of a lack of energy. When you have lots of energy your mind moves faster, you get more done and you feel happier.

    The next time y...

    How to boost your energy
    • Physical Exercise – Doing some light exercise creates a huge boost in your physical energy.
    • Think Faster – Games, brainstorming or other thinking exercises boost your mental energy.
    • Drink Some Water – Hydrating yourself can give you a boost of energy.
    Get New Input

    You may notice that often when you are in a bad mood you don’t do very much. Depressed people often perpetuate their mood by remaining in the same environment.

    Going to see friends, watching a movie, reading a book, even doing the errands and chores that need to be done, are all methods of getting new input.

    Unhappiness at work
    Among the factors contributing to this were 
    • poor work-life balance
    • workers feeling underappreciated in their positions 
    • and 
    • people ...
    How to be happier at work
    • Figure out what truly motivates you, how do you define enjoyment, success, and fulfillment.
    • Conduct an energy audit and make changes accordingly. 
    • Take 10-to-15-minute breaks. 
    • Keep a 'smile file'. Keep a running list of your accomplishments, compliments, and thank-you's from real people.
    • Remind yourself of why you like working there.
    • Be disciplined about rest and balance.
    • Don't be 'on' 24/7.
    • Build your network. Develop meaningful relationships with people you admire and respect.
    • Connect your work to your intrinsic values - even if your job does not have a grand purpose, you can live your values.
    • Talk to your boss more often.
    • Discard the idea of 'right' versus 'wrong'.