“Oh, funzies. Oh, joy! Oh playful engagement, energy, and expansiveness,” says your best self as you effortlessly glide towards what is enlighening — that which lightens you.
Happiness benefits your work. They call it “the happiness advantage.”
Happiness doesn’t have to be based on your temperament, nor does it have to be something epic. Though external circumstances certainly affect your wellbeing, happiness is more internal than external.
Notice what makes you feel expanded or lighter.
Notice where and when you slip easily into flow–times when you get fully immersed or lost in something without really trying.
Engage with what you love about your work.
Some things are hard but feel worthwhile. Some things are hard but feel good. Notice which stretches in life feel good or give you more energy.
Notice what situations exhaust you but leave you feeling happy-tired.
There are some things you still want to do at the end of the week even when you are exhausted because they re-energize you.
This kind of stuff may be in an area of easier strength and ability for you. Maybe a talent, or a knack.
Notice what feels like a plain old good fit.
Actions that are light, inspiring, energizing, and immersive are key to your long term success.
Happiness makes it easier to sustain hard work over a longer period of time.
You got this.
Happy hugs and happy high fives!