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| Action for Happiness
Many believe that happiness comes with "success", in terms of a
glittering career, big salary, beautiful house, expensive car and
so on. Now although these external things certainly don't guarantee
happiness (and often bring the opposite), there's definitely some
truth that we get satisfaction from our successful accomplishments
- like a job well done.
But actually research is showing that the more important
relationship between success and happiness may be the other way
around. People who are happy tend to be more successful at whatever
it is they're doing - for example they have better health, are more
productive and have better relationships with others. And as a
result, happier people also bring huge benefits to their
organisations too. Here's a rather nice infographic about happiness
and success and why happier people - and their organisations - tend
to be more successful.
The Happy Manifesto
Henry Stewart from
explains how to make your organisation a great workplace. Download report
Happy At Work
Kjerulf shares 25 things you need to know and do to be
happy at work. Download report
Happiness is good for your heart
Harvard School of Public Health examined 200 separate research
studies on psychological wellbeing and cardiovascular health.
Optimism and positive emotion were found to provide protection against cardiovascular disease, to slow progression of heart disease and reduce risk, by around 50%, of experiencing a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack.
Happiness leads to success
Most people think that if they become successful, then they'll be happy.
But recent discoveries in psychology and neuroscience show that this formula is backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around.
When we're positive, our brains are more motivated, engaged, creative, energetic, resilient, and productive.
Happier people live longer
Happiness doesn't just feel good. A review of hundreds of studies has found compelling evidence that happier people have better overall health and live longer than their less happy peers.
Anxiety, depression, pessimism and a lack of enjoyment of daily activities have all been found to be associated with higher rates of disease and shorter lifespans
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