Posts tagged Happiness

americanexpress:

Happiness During the Holidays: Give Like You Mean It

By Dr. Todd Kashdan, public speaker, psychologist and professor of psychology at George Mason University. He authored Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life and his latest book is Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology.

Click here to read Todd’s post on Your First Step Down a Purposeful Path 

americanexpress:

10 Risks Happy People Take Every Day
By Marc Chernoff, Co-Founder, MarcAndAngel.com 
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americanexpress:

10 Risks Happy People Take Every Day

By Marc Chernoff, Co-Founder, MarcAndAngel.com 

Click here to read more

americanexpress:

The Science of Happiness - If You’re Happy and You Know It

Does success lead to happiness or does happiness lead to success?

Check out this experiment by SoulPancake

fastcompany:

Even just 7 minutes of exercise is a simple way to boost your happiness levels.

Exercise improves absolutely everything. Exercise helps circulation throughout your body, moving protein and nutrients to your brain (see above brain scan). Think strong body, strong mind!
Here are 8 more ways to instantly strengthen your brain to get a little smarter, and a little stronger, everyday.

fastcompany:

Even just 7 minutes of exercise is a simple way to boost your happiness levels.

Exercise improves absolutely everything. Exercise helps circulation throughout your body, moving protein and nutrients to your brain (see above brain scan). Think strong body, strong mind!

Here are 8 more ways to instantly strengthen your brain to get a little smarter, and a little stronger, everyday.

What do people really want at work in their 20s and 40s?
20-somethings want fun.
40-somethings want balance.
This is no big surprise, but here is how to simultaneously please these age groups for a more loyal and happy workforce.

What do people really want at work in their 20s and 40s?

20-somethings want fun.

40-somethings want balance.

This is no big surprise, but here is how to simultaneously please these age groups for a more loyal and happy workforce.

Why Does Summer Make Us Lazy?

newyorker:

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Maria Konnikova on humidity, productivity, and the link between sunshine and happiness: http://nyr.kr/16VABHX

“In a 2013 study of perceived well-being, the economist Marie Connolly found that on days when the temperature rose above ninety degrees, the negative impact on happiness levels was greater than the consequences of being widowed or divorced.”

Illustration by Edwin Fotheringham.

Not only does the summer heat make us lazy and cranky, but it is almost impossible to focus when daydreaming of beach weekends. Here are 6 ways to be happier and more productive while you are in the office this summer.

6 Ways to Be Happier at Work This Summer It’s almost impossible to stay focused on your business in the summer when everyone (but you) seems to be on vacation. Renew your passion and change your mindset to have a more positive outlook at work this summer with these simple things:1. Make time to exercise2. Rake control of your time3. Appreciate others4. Challenge yourself5. Start something outside of work6. When all else fails, smile!
(via 6 Ways to Be Happier at Work This Summer | The New OPEN Forum)

6 Ways to Be Happier at Work This Summer

It’s almost impossible to stay focused on your business in the summer when everyone (but you) seems to be on vacation.

Renew your passion and change your mindset to have a more positive outlook at work this summer with these simple things:

1. Make time to exercise
2. Rake control of your time
3. Appreciate others
4. Challenge yourself
5. Start something outside of work
6. When all else fails, smile!

(via 6 Ways to Be Happier at Work This Summer | The New OPEN Forum)

What’s the #1 way to keep employees happy?

Surprise! It’s not money …

If you, like most business owners, are worried about losing key people this year, what can you do about it?

Click here to find out the top method that companies are using to keep staffers engaged and loyal.

Click here to embiggen (see full infographic) on OPEN Forum
Want to keep your employees happy and motivated? This infographic reveals business-killing managerial mistakes you should avoid.

Click here to embiggen (see full infographic) on OPEN Forum

Want to keep your employees happy and motivated? This infographic reveals business-killing managerial mistakes you should avoid.

fastcompany:

You probably heard that a happy employee is a productive one who can boost the bottom line. How much?
Here are some numbers:
33% higher profitability (Gallup)
43% more productivity (Hay Group)
37% higher sales (Shawn Achor)
300% more innovation (HBR)
51% lower turnover (Gallup)
50% less safety incidents (Babcock Marine Clyde)
66% decrease in sick leave (Forbes)
125% less burnout (HBR)
Here, some tips for staying happy at work

These numbers reinforce the company culture movement and why it is vital for companies to invest in their employees.

fastcompany:

You probably heard that a happy employee is a productive one who can boost the bottom line. How much?

Here are some numbers:

  • 33% higher profitability (Gallup)
  • 43% more productivity (Hay Group)
  • 37% higher sales (Shawn Achor)
  • 300% more innovation (HBR)
  • 51% lower turnover (Gallup)
  • 50% less safety incidents (Babcock Marine Clyde)
  • 66% decrease in sick leave (Forbes)
  • 125% less burnout (HBR)

Here, some tips for staying happy at work

These numbers reinforce the company culture movement and why it is vital for companies to invest in their employees.