27 Apr Happiness despite worry
There are, no doubt, some of you out there who’ve lost your jobs or who’re anxious about losing your jobs at some point in the future. But does this mean you have to sacrifice happiness and soak up misery? Not surprisingly, I don’t think so.
You can, for example, catch the happiness virus. Just as you can catch the “negativity virus,” you can also be infected by happiness. You may find that the morale of your workplace is suffering because of a layoff, and you may have little choice but to associate with gloomy co-workers. But you do have a choice about who you spend time with in your personal life. According to a study published recently in the British Medical Journal, knowing someone who is happy increases your chances of being happy by 15.3 percent.
When you are unhappy at work, it can help to talk about it and establish solidarity with other people who are going through the same thing. But beware of dwelling on your problems.
Happiness might not be as easy to achieve during difficult times but if one applies the principles of positive psychology, diligently and regularly, then as outlined in this Washington Post article you can still hold on to happiness. To read more – click here