Being Happy is Important to your Health and your Work

Research has indicated that negative emotions are more powerful than positive ones.

There is no evidence to show that money is directly related to happiness or intellect. Studies have found that happier people generally: express gratitude on a regular basis; practice being optimistic; engage in frequent acts of kindness; savor joyful events, and practice forgiveness.

It’s a fact: People are happier; less stressed, and feel better about themselves after age 50!  With age comes increased wisdom and emotional intelligence.

A part of the brain called the mesolimbic pathway is the brain’s reward center, which is associated with feelings of joy.

Having a positive outlook doesn’t mean you never allow yourself to feel sadness. “Happiness is not the absence of sadness; suppress emotions actually become more anxious and depressed.

Pleasure is great and you need plenty of it, though there is more to happiness than racking up pleasurable experiences.

Some studies have shown that the ability to use humor may raise the level of infection-fighting antibodies in the body and boost the levels of immune cells. But the blood vessels in people who watched the drama tended to tense up, restricting blood flow.

Have a great Weekend!  Bee Happy!  Bee Healthier!

Welcome to Doreen Lanc in her debut blog!

This article was inspired by Doreen in the work that she does in our community.

Doreen is the Director Membership Services at our Local Chamber of Commerce and this was an article she adapted to motivate and enthuse members.


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Managing Director - Human Capital Europe and USA - My ability is to recognize ingrained assumptions and patterns of operation that aren’t productive, and offer practical, cost-effective and value-based solutions.

Posted on April 5, 2011, in HRMexplorer Blogs. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Great post Peter! I can relate to your comment about wisdom and age too. As we get older, we’ve had plenty of life events that allow us to really look inside of ourselves and be honest regarding what really makes us happy and what we really want out of life. I also believe that we focus more on what’s really important — family and relationships vs. our careers. I have found myself being much less concerned about how I am perceived by others as long as I am staying true to myself.

    Rock on my friend!

  2. Isn’t happy relative? I had a friend who got divorced because she wasn’t blissfully happy. Is there such a thing and should we chase it?

    Should we chase happiness or be content in our lives as they are? There are great innovations made by people who are not happy with the status quo. I am not sure where I stand on the statement. Miriam

    • Yes! We must chase happiness. We must find it in ourself to find happiness. I agree that you do not have to be happy to be content, however when life makes those adverse turns choosing to surround yourself with happy people and attempting to be happy leads to emotional health and wellness.Is that not what we all want and need? Thanks for taking the time to read the blog and comment. D.

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