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I will try to create more happiness and less unhappiness in the world around me


At work

People work best when they feel good about themselves. And happy employees make organisations more successful. But for many of us, work detracts from happiness rather than adding to it.

We can all help to create a more positive workplace by the way we approach our jobs. Our work can also provide great opportunities to connect with others, use our strengths, be engaged, learn, achieve goals and find meaning.  Read more



  • Action 8

    Find your strengths and focus on using them

  • Action 23

    Really listen to what people are saying

  • Action 36

    Get happiness on the agenda at your place of work

  • Action 49

    Find happiness at work

  • Action 50

    Create a happier environment at work

  • Action 6

    Look for the good in those around you

  • Action 47

    Get a good balance between work and life

  • Action 16

    Set your goals and make them happen

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How are you creating a happier workplace?

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My paid employment is all about helping others. I provide administrative support for a counselling charity, yet most of my day is taken up with providing listening support for our clients. It is not in my job description, but I am not going to turn down someone's request for help just to get the filing done

Emma-Jayne, UK2 Sep 2010, 13:31

I am a nurse and although I get paid for my job I feel in that momnet of caring for my patient I try to give so much comfort and kindness.

Tracey, Bangor, UK2 Sep 2010, 13:31
The idea of happiness at work used to seem all wrong to me - surely we're just there to get the job done? But over the years I've found that we tend to get much better outcomes when working in teams where people are positive, engaged and care about each other as well as the task at hand. I'm now convinced that having a happy attitude and atmosphere in an organisation is vital. Mark, Kingston, Surrey2 Sep 2010, 13:31

Happiness facts

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.


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