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Mar 4, 2020

March 20 is official Happiness Day. That’s right, we kid you not. It is organized by an organization called Action For Happiness, whose motto is “Let’s take action for a happier world.”

We don’t want to downplay the enormity of the challenges before us: Coronavirus (COVID-19), climate change, and the global markets rollercoaster among them, and the official day is a few weeks off, but we thought it wouldn’t hurt to start trying to feel happier right now.

A recent post in Greater Good Magazine, published out of UC Berkeley, says there are four ways to ensure happiness at work:

  • Having a sense of purpose
  • Feeling engaged with work
  • Being resilient
  • Kindness

“We’re happier at work when we tap into our innate tendency towards kindness—orienting our thoughts, feelings, and actions towards care for others and genuinely supportive social bonds. Being kind at work involves treating others with dignity and respect, extending empathy and compassion, practicing gratitude, and constructively managing conflicts,” according to the article.

And companies are trying to help.

“Some companies are shifting away from the typical hyperbusy, multitasking, always-available, device-notification-laden, meeting-clogged schedule—and at the same time encouraging off-work downtime. Some are even barring work-related emails after-hours to help people relax and recover, and to leave them refreshed for uninterrupted periods of “deep work” at work.

Ahhh, yes. Feeling better already.


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