Leila suggested me to create Happy 21, which recode happiness in 21 days. At the beginning, it is difficult for me because my happiness formula is Endeavor = Success = Happiness and it is an irreversible formula. I never, ever try to find happiness at first.
In the first three day, I just thank my parents and my boyfriend who are support me and help me. I only consider big clues instead of the small details in life. I decided to find the reason to answer ‘why happiness important to me’.
Shawn Achor did a presentation in TED.com, he presented why people should find happiness at first. Most companies and schools teach people if you work harder, you will be more successful, and then you will be happy. In fact, 75% of our job success is predicted not by intelligence, but by optimism, social support network and the ability to manage energy and stress in a positive way.
Then I am looking for every happiness clue in my life. I found happiness is around me if I am willing to observe my life. Achor think positive psychology is to explain how much we can change, and offers practical applications for reaping the ‘Happiness Advantage’ in the midst of change and challenge. Therefore, his happiness formula is Happiness = Success.
In fact, no every one has too many happy things in the day. But people are able to create it in the workplace. Achor suggests that ‘send an appreciative email’, ‘smiling is contagious’, ‘give thanks’, ‘never give up on the good times’, ‘have fun’, and ‘meditate’.