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Happy at Work

This Is The Most Important Thing To Remember When Choosing A Job

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business

Does a fat paycheck help ease the pain of a boring job? Most of us kind of believe the answer is yes. Indeed, it’s the thinking behind many a young ...

We All Want to Get an 'A'

Denice Kronau | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Denice Kronau

True, performance management at work is much more complicated than our school report cards, but the desire to do well is the same.

Why Finding Happiness At Work Is Crucial To Your Overall Well-Being

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living

We spend almost one third of our day at the office, and even during our downtime we're still thinking about our jobs. Wouldn't it pay off to actually ...

7 Ways To Become A Better Work Friend

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Happiness at work often lies within the company you keep. Whether you spend free moments catching up at the coffee pot or laughing at your latest vira...

The Reason Why Construction Workers Often Make The Happiest Employees

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business

A recent TINYpulse study found that construction workers are the happiest employees in the workforce, but that news came as no surprise to those on th...

The Key To Happiness At Work That Has Nothing To Do With Your Actual Job

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living

As we spend more time at the office, we search even harder for better ways to achieve the mythical "work-life balance". From taking lunchtime walks to...

How To Be Happier At Work (INFOGRAPHIC)

Happify | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living

Maybe you love your job, and maybe you don't. Either way, there are good days and bad days at work for everyone -- the trick is figuring out how to ti...

These 6 Things Will Make You Happier At Work

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living

It's easy to feel weighed down by our workloads when we spend so much of our time each week at the office. However, there are ways for us to improve o...

The Old Definition of Success Will Never Make You Truly Happy at Work

Denice Kronau | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Denice Kronau

We are all guilty of comparing our lives to others'. It probably started in pre-historic times with who had the best cave painting. When I was a kid growing up in the U.S., it was called "keeping up with the Joneses," whoever they were.

Add Light, Not Heat, to be Happy at Work

Denice Kronau | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Denice Kronau

During a trip to South Africa, I had the pleasure to meet a woman who is a senior executive in a large German company. We shared experiences, both pr...

Want to Be Happy at Work? Keep It Simple

Denice Kronau | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Denice Kronau

Are there any parallels to black coffee for being happy at work? I think so. I am happiest at work when the task in front of me is clear, simple and easy to digest.

5 Elements Of A Happy Work Environment

Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living

By Matthew D. Della Porta, Ph.D. for YouBeauty If you're like most people, your workplace isn't exactly a joyful haven of rest and relaxation. Inde...

Take the Bus

Denice Kronau | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business
Denice Kronau

Setting a good example can be as simple as getting someone a coffee. Every good example doesn't have to be a grand gesture. In fact, sometimes a small action can have a big impact.

Vote With Your Feet to Be Happy at Work

Denice Kronau | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
Denice Kronau

I ask myself as I prepare for an event: Have I earned an hour of your time? Did I put my best effort into this event? Did you think it was worthwhile, or were you longingly hoping it would end early?

Want to be Happy at Work? Stick Out Your Hand and Pull Someone Else Up.

Denice Kronau | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business
Denice Kronau

I now don't think you need to earn your mentor-stripes through years of experience. Wherever you are in your journey, I think you have something to share that is useful to someone.

Crying In The Office Makes Me Happy At Work

Denice Kronau | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business
Denice Kronau

I often cry at work. I don't really like to, but I know that it's as much a part of who I am as my eye color.

When You Look Me in the Eye, I Am Happy at Work

Denice Kronau | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
Denice Kronau

I am an optimist by nature, a glass half-full kind of person. (Funny aside for a moment -- a colleague once said to me, "I don't see the glass as half...

Connecting With People Makes Me Happy at Work

Denice Kronau | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Denice Kronau

Connecting with people, having an impact, even a small one, makes me happy at work. Try it. The next time you are in a seminar or workshop or some other similar situation, try to learn everyone's name before you go.

Spending Time With People I Admire Makes Me Happy at Work

Denice Kronau | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business
Denice Kronau

Over the years, I've realized that I admire a lot of people I work with. Something intrigues me about a person, and as we spend more time together I often find that the initial attraction turns to admiration. I turn into a groupie.

Making Choices Can Make You Happy at Work

Denice Kronau | Posted 05.05.2012 | Home
Denice Kronau

I am a big fan of making a decision, even if it's difficult. It was great to be reminded that choosing is better than waiting. Very few decisions improve by waiting.

Picking Strawberries: Lessons Learned About Being Happy at Work From My First Job

Denice Kronau | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business
Denice Kronau

When I think about being happy at work, I often go back to these first principles to reset my expectations about what I should expect from work. These expectations keep me realistic and grounded.

Five Tips on How to Be Happy at Work

Denice Kronau | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business
Denice Kronau

Do the things that make you happy at work. Keep score -- how much of today did you spend doing the things you like doing?

How Fun Is Your Workplace? (And Why It Matters)

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 04.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

But what the authors of The Levity Effect mean by "levity" is really a sense of lightness. It's less about being funny and more about being able to have fun and see the humorous side of everyday situations -- especially difficult situations.

Why You Won't Quit

Daniel Gulati | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Daniel Gulati

As I've found out, throwing in the towel on a dead-end job (or a toxic relationship) is actually really difficult, even when you really want to. Here's why.