Find Your Happy at Work: 50 Ways to Get Unstuck, Move Past Boredom, and Discover Fulfillment
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When you are happier, you’ll be more productive.
Optimistic and motivated workers achieve more than their negative, disgruntled peers. Career success is only one thing at stake here. You devote a huge portion of your life to your occupation. Your relationship to work impacts everything—your health, your family life, even the way you see the world.
This book can help you become happier in your work. As an executive coach, I’ve worked with thousands of professionals and know positive change is possible, even in the dark times. Transforming your relationship with work may be easier than you think.
Even if you’re feeling trapped, remember that you own your career. You can change your work life if you want to. The starting point is with you, today.
The book first looks at the basics of career happiness. This is not an academic treatise, but please know everything I talk about is rooted in behavioral science. Research says that every one of us has the power to adjust our attitude, enhance our skills and intelligence, reinvent the ways we approach life, and even change how our brain operates.
-Beverly E. Jones, from the Introduction
A simple definition of “happiness” is that you’re feeling good. You’re cheerful, you’re enjoying life, and you hope your contentment can continue.
While people experience happiness in different ways, the positive emotions of happy people commonly are accompanied by a deeper sense of meaning and purpose. Long- term happiness often includes a sense of being connected with other people and a feeling of contribution to the greater good. In contrast, when you’re unhappy, you feel miserable. Maybe you have a sense of isolation, or you’re overwhelmed by stress and anxiety. Your mood is gloomy, which can sap your energy and drive people away.
Finding fun and satisfaction in your career is possible even when things aren’t going well in the rest of your life. For some people work serves as a refuge from discomfort, grief, or conflict at home.
But it’s difficult to do your best work and harder to achieve happiness when you aren’t in good shape physically, mentally, and emotionally. True happiness is rooted in every part of your being.
There’s a constant interplay between your mind and body. Your thoughts and emotions reverberate throughout your physical self and influence the way your brain operates. So even a single positive step, like creating a gratitude list, has the potential to trigger a significant shift, bringing new awareness and helping you let go of stress and feel better.
A lack of confidence can hold you back and make you miserable at work. When you’re not sure of yourself, you might hesitate to connect with other people. You’re less likely to go after challenging projects. When leaders or clients sense your lack of as surance, they may hesitate to offer challenging assignments, even if you’re the most qualified person.
When you feel confident, you believe in yourself. You recognize that you have the ability to wrestle with problems and find a way to succeed.
Self- confident people don’t waste time comparing themselves with the competition. They understand their own strengths and values, and when a challenge comes along, they jump in and stick with it.
Body: Exercise and fitness, Sleep and rest, Nutrition, Stress and tension, Energy and vitality, Movement, Comfort
Spirit: Purpose and mission, Where you find meaning, Values and morals, A sense of connection, Goals that go beyond self, Courage and determination, Fairness and justice, Transcendence and spiritual health
Heart: Feelings and emotional health, Love, Relationships, Self- worth and acceptance, Calmness and coping, Optimism and resilience, Gratitude, compassion, and kindness, Stress management, Joy
Mind: Acuity and mental health, Thought and self- talk, Beliefs and values, Perceptions, Focus and attention, Mindfulness and awareness, Curiosity and learning, Brain health
Publisher : Career Press (September 1, 2021)
Language : English
Paperback : 224 pages
ISBN-10 : 1632651866
ISBN-13 : 978-1632651860
Item Weight : 8.2 ounces
Dimensions : 6 x 0.5 x 8 inches