The Secret to Happiness?

From an early age, I recognized that there was a clear distinction between people that were generally happy and those who weren’t.

What I didn’t understand was why.

When I started my post-secondary education I thought that if I studied psychology I would find those answers. It didn’t take long for me to learn that most of what we focused on in psychology classes, at that time, was mental illness, not mental wellness–and certainly not happiness.

Inspired by writers and proponents of positive thinking and the power of the mind like Napolen Hill, Og Mandino, Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracey, and Jack Canfield–I began to consider other alternatives to traditional conventions. I became particularly interested in exploring how I could help people increase their happiness levels at work. Most individuals spend as much, or more, time in the workplace as they do with their immediate families and yet many are very unhappy in their workplace.

In recent years numerous scientific studies in positive psychology and neuroscience have revealed that happiness is indeed a determining factor in the functioning of the brain and its impact on employee performance.

So how do you increase your happiness and increase workplace productivity? By practicing choice and intention. Learn the strategies that focus your energies on the positive and engage in activities that heighten your happiness. Then watch as your life at home and work just keeps getting better and brighter.

4 Comments

  1. Great post Jenny. My favourite line is “mental wellness”. Great shift in perspective.

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    • Wonderful website Jenny. It is so true that we should focus more on Mental Wellness rather than Mental Illness . I wonder why is it so difficult for individuals to focus on the ” positives” in their lives because I am sure if you dig deep enough everyone has some positives in them, they just don’t know how to ” find them. They really need someone like you!! I wish you all the best, I know you will be a great success.

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      • Thank you Thelma. That means a lot to me.

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    • Thank you Tami. Glad you like it!

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