There are a lot of work-related things that cause us stress and foster unhappiness. So what can be do about it?
Jeff Haden, writing for Inc., suggests that we NOT do ten activities. Here are his first four:
- Blaming: “Taking responsibility when things go wrong instead of blaming others isn’t masochistic, it’s empowering–because then you focus on doing things better or smarter next time. And when you get better or smarter, you also get happier.”
- Impressing: “No one likes you for your clothes, your car, your possessions, your title, or your accomplishments. Those are all “things.” People may like your things–but that doesn’t mean they like you. Genuine relationships make you happier, and you’ll only form genuine relationships when you stop trying to impress and start trying to just be yourself.
- Clinging: “Holding on to what you think you need won’t make you happier; letting go so you can reach for and try to earn what you want will.Even if you don’t succeed in earning what you want, the act of trying alone will make you feel better about yourself.
- Interrupting: “Want people to like you? Listen to what they say. Focus on what they say. Ask questions to make sure you understand what they say.”
Click the smiley faces to see Haden’s other six don’ts.