I was having lunch with a friend the other day and we got to talking about my next career move. I’m at that stage – once again – where I’m thinking about what’s next for me professionally. So, I laid out the three options I’m currently mulling over.
How does someone unimagine your job for you? To put it simply: they fire you, downsize you, lay you off (what does that mean exactly?), outsource you, or let you go (where did I go?).
As ready as I was to leave my 8-7 (it was never 9-5) world after a successful and satisfying career, I had the usual feelings that many people experience upon the phenomenon our society calls retirement. No one tells you that retirement takes processing. It’s not a day in your life; it’s a transition.
Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on the topic of happiness.
In my conversation with Gretchen, we discuss how happiness is a dynamic activity that requires constant effort. We also discuss how to find happiness, even in difficult times, and the transformative effect that positivity can have on our lives.
By the time we reach our age, we have plenty of habits. These small rituals build up slowly over time and are seldom chosen consciously.
Take a moment to think about your “typical” weekday morning. Do you stumble out of bed and head straight for the coffee machine? Do you check your email, or Facebook, within a few minutes of getting up? Is there a certain type of cereal that you have eaten for years?
If so, maybe it’s time to develop some new morning rituals.
In many ways, baby boomers have a lot to be thankful for. After all, on paper, we are the wealthiest generation of all time. We are also destined to live longer than any generation before us.
Do you ever feel lonely, even though you are surrounded by people? Have you found it harder than you expected to find happiness after 60?
Things were much simpler a few thousand years ago. In a small tribe, everyone knows each other intimately. In a village, no man is an island and everyone understands his or her role.
How would you help a friend who is suffering from low self-esteem? Would you suggest that they take up a sport, try meditating or start writing down what they are good at?
There’s nothing wrong with these recommendations. In fact, every single one of them would help your friend to feel happier – but, only if they actually stuck with them.
Happy International Day of Happiness everyone! Today is an opportunity to celebrate one of the most basic, and important, human emotions – happiness.
To help you get your day off to a great start, we’ve compiled a list of 5 things that you can do to boost your positivity. We hope you enjoy them.