3 steps to being happier at work
If you tend to be a pessimist about projects, budgets, co-workers, and life in general, there is help for you. That is, if you choose to read on. After all, it's no fun being a crap magnet.
Hey you! The unhappy person!
Do you realize you have put yourself in a state of misery? And you can decide to bring yourself out of it. You control how happy or unhappy you are. The best news: You can change at any time.
Geoffrey James writes on Inc.com that being down “maybe wasn't a conscious decision; maybe it crept up on you while you weren't looking — but it was a decision nonetheless. And that's good news, because you can decide instead to be happy. You just need to understand how and why you make the decisions.”
The mind is an amazing resource that, when disciplined and used to your advantage, can keep you in a positive mental state. The challenge is most people don't tap into their own mental resources. James shares a quick story of a young, single mom with breast cancer who became a top saleswoman at a large pharmaceutical company. She chose to be happy every day, a decision that left her co-workers amazed. She was actually happier than they were!
Check out the three steps for happiness that James offers. They include setting time aside for yourself, and making your own rules for being content. The key: Sticking with it.
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