3 Actions You Can Take Today to Enhance Your Happiness in Life & Work
As humans beings, we all want to be happy. No matter what your station in life—how old you are, what you do for a living, where you live—happiness is something we all seek on some level. If you asked anyone, “do you want to be happy?” There are not too many people who would reply “no”, and it would be tough to take them at their word even if they did.
Here’s the thing about happiness that most people forget (or don’t even realize): It has a lot to do with us. We have a lot more control than we perceive over our happiness. A lot of people think of happiness like it’s a magical thing that you have to luck into or hope falls into your lap. While life events beyond our control can certainly shape our happiness to some extent, the greater truth is that the choices we make and the actions we take influence our happiness more than anything else.
The resource below includes practical tips on how you can increase your happiness in ways that can lead to better results in both work and life. These tips come from the author, speaker, trainer and consultant Henry Miller, who wrote the book The Serious Pursuit of Happiness—which synthesizes four decades of scientific research on happiness into some key imperatives anyone can put to work today.
Here are a few notable steps Miller shares to help enhance happiness that struck us as particularly important:
1. Do more for others – Is there anything that feels better than doing something good for someone else? When you spend time making other people feel happy, it makes you feel happy too.
2. Express gratitude – In today’s busy world, it can be difficult to stop and reflect on all the good things in our lives. Miller suggests keeping a gratitude journal that you write in every week—and says this practice has been proven to increase happiness by 25 percent.
3. Picture happiness ahead – Think of what your happiest future looks like. Get as specific and detailed a picture as possible. Miller suggests having this picture of your happy future can be like a beacon, drawing you to it and helping you bring it to life.
These are just a few ways you can take action today to bring a little more happiness into your life. Learn more useful tips by downloading the full resource below. Hopefully they will help you experience greater happiness and success!
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