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How to Be Happy at Work

How to Be Happy in Your Current Situation

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

Is it wrong to just be happy in your current situation, even if it's not ideal? You are in charge of your own happiness. Let that sink in for a moment. Your happiness is not contingent on your job, your current boyfriend/girlfriend or the material things you own

7 Ways To Have The Best Workday Ever

| Geoffrey James | Posted 05.16.2014 | Small Business

I've written before about workplace happiness in terms of general rules like "don't obsess about things." Good advice, certainly, but general rules so...

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...

5 Scientifically-Backed Ways Hating Your Job Can Hurt Your Health

Alexander Kjerulf | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexander Kjerulf

If you hate your job, you have to act on it. You have to either figure out how to improve your current work situation or you have to find another job where you can be happy. The only option you don't have is to do nothing, because staying in that job you hate can make you sick.

If You Can't Be in the Job You'd Love, Love the One You're With

Sophie Wade | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Sophie Wade

When someone is doing something they are engaged in, the quality of their work and positive energy is evident --- and these benefits can be leveraged and shared

New Year, New You

Marilyn Tam | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

A new you calls for a new approach. Releasing and discarding things and thoughts that no longer serve you will free you to be more productive, creative and happy.

What The Happiest People Do At Work

Posted 11.01.2013 | OWN

By Jena Pincott Of course, they're doing something they find meaningful. But what else makes them so darn positive? They're remembering a famous...

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.

How To Make Anybody Feel Insanely Special

Posted 07.22.2013 | OWN

Need to help out bummed-out friends, spouses, bosses, coworkers, neighbors, siblings, parents or plain old acquaintances? Columnist Leigh Newman weigh...

Why Are We So Frustrated at Work and at Home?

Behnam Tabrizi | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business
Behnam Tabrizi

The poster was simple yet profoundly insightful. Though many of us in the developed world are fortunate enough to consider ourselves free of the pains of poverty, many toil under the daily void of meaning. And this void exists all over.

Unconventional Happiness Secrets That Actually Work

Posted 04.29.2013 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Here’s the lowdown behind the newest research on how to get more happy -- right now. 1. Walk like you're in a shampoo commerci...

Women in the Middle East Take Control of Family Businesses

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Rahilla Zafar

During Dubai's financial crisis, unlike many other companies, Diamond Line didn't let any staff go or try to renegotiate lower salaries.

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.

10 Signs It's Time to Break Up With Your Job

Heather Huhman | Posted 04.16.2013 | Small Business
Heather Huhman

Is your current job leaving you feeling blue? Even the best jobs have the chance to turn into something you no longer yearn for. Some say all good things must come to an end, but in the case of a bad job, it's best not to put off your departure.

5 Happiness Lies To Stop Telling Yourself

Posted 05.02.2014 | OWN

By Amy Shearn Here's a mind-bender for you: The way you think about happiness might be what's keeping you from being happy....

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?

Stay Happy at Work, or Move On - How to Know When the Time is Right

Susanne Goldstein | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
Susanne Goldstein

Here's a question I get asked a lot: "How do I know when it's time to get a new job." Yeah, we try hard to keep a job alive and vibrant, colorful and inspiring. But for most of us, there inevitably comes a point where it's time to move on.

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.

Have You Stopped Dreaming?

Holly Sidell | Posted 05.07.2012 | Women
Holly Sidell

We may not have the luxury of quitting our jobs. We may not have the luxury of going after our dreams full-time. But we have the luxury of remembering that our happiness is in our hands.

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.