Today I want to talk about something fundamental and non-business. As I visit with lots of people, it appears for many of them finding happiness, however they define happiness for themselves, is difficult to achieve. There is always ‘something’ out there keeping them from finding their happiness.
Last Monday I published an inspirational quote by Brendon Buchard about happiness that put forth thoughts on how to go about finding it. Things like making peace with the past and being fully engaged in the present.
Unfortunately, many think money, power, status or a multitude of other ‘tokens’ will provide happiness, only to find out after much frustration, time and effort, happiness isn’t the result.
I recently read “The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor, and one section talks about that “countless studies have found that social relationships are the best guarantee of heightened well-being and lowered stress, both an antidote for depression and a prescription for high performance.”
Simple? Yes, but highly effective.
Case in point, last night my husband and I joined friends for dinner at a local restaurant during which we laughed and talked about everything (I laughed so hard I almost shot wine out my nose). Sure, I’m not happy every minute but these moments are a great antidote, a great evening with people you are comfortable with, without any pretenses, ego’s, just basic friendship…a great prescription for happiness.