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Happy People See Their Jobs as a Calling

Happy People See Their Jobs as a Calling

A calling is to view your work with the belief that it contributes to something larger than yourself, to the greater good.

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Happy people engage in more happiness-boosting habits while unhappy people engage in more misery-inducing habits. 

You can choose which habits to cultivate in your life. If you want to be happier, simply install more happiness-boosting habits.

That means that y...

  • They meditate.
  • They exercise regularly. “Surveys show that exercise may very well be the most effective instant happiness booster of all activities.”
  • They stop and smell the roses. 
  • They spend time with their furry friends.

Happy people tend to live active and somewhat busy lives. They meet up with friends after work, go on a hiking trip with the family on the weekend, and play tennis every Wednesday morning with a friend. 

This busy lifestyle provides an unintended but powerful source of happiness: ant...

  • They give freely.
  • They spend money on experiences.
  • They spend money to benefit others.
  • They forgive (themselves and others). 

Each one of us has certain distinct character strengths. Some people are particularly courageous, others are very honest, empathic, loyal, intelligent, optimistic or integer.

Research has found that using our biggest strengths – what they call ‘signature strengths’ – makes us incredi...

  • They spend ample time with friends and family.
  • They celebrate other people’s successes.
  • They engage in deep conversations.
  • They make the people around them happy.

Flow is a state of complete absorption and full involvement in the present moment. 

It is marked by intense concentration, a sense of timelessness, and a loss of self-consciousness. It’s a deeply healing and enjoyable state and one that greatly contributes to our happiness.

  • They don’t compare themselves to others.
  • They practice gratitude.
  • They are hopeful and optimistic.
  • They practice mindfulness.
  • They comfort themselves in hard times.
  • They don’t overthink.
  • They remembe...

More choices don’t equal more happiness, but less. 

Research in recent years has shown over and over again that an overabundance of possibilities to choose from can have terrible effects on our well-being, especially when combined with regret, adaptation, social comparison, and conce...

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  • They don't make excuses. They use failure as an opportunity to change for the better.

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Be Busy, But Not Rushed

Being “rushed” puts you on the fast track to being miserable.

Live a productive life at a comfortable pace. Learn to say no to busywork.

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General McChrystal
"The wisest decisions are made by those closest to the problem — regardless of their seniority,”

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