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Happiness and Health are Related

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 27, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Health, Self-Improvement, Allied HealthOur forefathers sure thought happiness was important. At least they thought it was important enough to include "the pursuit of happiness" as one of the inalienable rights of all people. However, when you work with other people, care for children and try to serve your community in any way you can, it can quickly start to feel like pursuing happiness makes you selfish.

Actually, prioritizing your happiness is pretty important, and it may even have a pretty big impact on your overall well-being.

According to the Huffington Post article, How Happiness Influences Our Health in One Chart," by Happify,

"Research suggests people who have an exuberant attitude also have a lower heart rate and lower levels of stress, among other perks. Happiness is also good for a company's bottom line: Businesses pay 41 percent less in health-related costs for employees who are happy."

Which means that if something in your life is making you unhappy, it is time to identify the problems and make some changes. If you have co-workers or work policies that are causing you undue frustration every single day, it may be time to look for a new position. One where you can still do what you love, but without the circumstances that are causing your unhappiness.

It also means that if you are a manager, an important part of your job is helping your employees find happiness at work. Work hours are a pretty significant part of their life, so happiness at work should not be undervalued.

If we can help you find a position that will increase your happiness please contact us, we help people find the best jobs for them.

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