Did you know when you improve your emotional intelligence, you become happier and more successful? Yes, it’s true! Happy people are more successful. Achor’s research has proven that increased happiness leads to a 23% reduction in stress, a 39% improvement in health, and a 31% improvement in productivity. Our brains function significantly better when we are in a positive mood versus being in a negative, neutral, or stressed mood.
Happiness leads to increased cognitive function, improved problem-solving ability, increased memory and retention, higher accuracy, and more creativity. Concerning employment, all these things give staff members a huge advantage, allowing them to perform at their highest and best self. Compared to unhappy people:
Happier people find better jobs –with more autonomy, variety, and meaning.
Happier CEOs have happier people working for them.
Happier people show better job performance.
Happier people make more money.
Here is some advice from happiness gurus:
Accept that enduring happiness doesn’t come from worldly and materialistic success.
Take control of your time and aim for a little progress each day.
Act happy because going through the motions can trigger the emotions you need.
Seek work and leisure that engages your natural strengths and skills.
Join social groups that reflect your interests, values, and passions.
Get enough exercise and sleep every day.
Give priority to close relationships, by affirming others, and sharing together.
Balance focusing on others as well as yourself.
Keep a journal of good things that happened to you (gifts, blessings)
One more thing, don’t forget to continue improving your emotional intelligence, give what you want to receive, and take the happiness you have and spread it around.
Love and Blessings,
Call to Action: Choose two or three action steps to implement in your life today. To learn more click on the button below and schedule your discovery call with Dr. Doris