Who wouldn't like to have:
Increased work performance;,
Stronger interpersonal relations;
Fewer negative psychological emotions;
All of the above is associated with an increased level of happiness. But how can we develop our level of happiness on the long run? We would like to share with you some suggestions taken from the dedicated literature.
Did you know...
The level of happiness is influenced by:
Genetic factors- 50%
The activities we undertake- 40%
While we have no control over some aspects, we have total control over the activities that we choose to undertake.
What can we do?
Even though the domain literature, which we will shortly present, can come up with useful scientific advice, it is up to us to:
Remain constant and try to apply these exercises every time we have the opportunity, for a longer period of time;
Stay away from monotony when choosing, and diversifying the activities we choose
Understand their relevance and purpose, so that we can remain motivated when applying them
How can we do this?
By expressing our positive emotions every chance we get;
Living in the present and enjoying every happy moment when it occurs;
Did we get some good news? Are we celebrating success? Let's share it with our friends and colleagues!
We recommend making a list to answer all of the above questions. This will help us arrange our goals and better understand the steps we need to take in order to get there.
Ex: I want to be a successful QA
Clearly define what successful means.
Imagine that you have achieved this goal, how does that make you feel?
Clearly define what your action steps are:
Be grateful! This can help you better appreciate the happy moments and learn from the less pleasant experiences.
Even if things won't always go our way, the activities we choose to undertake will have the most impact on our happiness. So, we can improve the quality of our personal and professional life and start enjoying:
Better job performance
Stronger interpersonal relationships
Fewer negative feelings
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