Get a daily reminder to be happy at work

Happy at work remindersWhat does it take to make us happy at work? What’s one simple, easy, fun thing that we can all do – that works!

Well I’ve found one that seems way too simple to work, but does anyway: A daily reminder.

I’ve recently been working with a division of a Danish insurance company that were seriously in need of some happiness at work. They were stressed out, they were woefully understaffed, they had way too much work AND half the people there were new hires.

During my work with them, I found that giving them one small idea, action, thought or exercise every day to remind them about happiness at work was surprisingly effective.

This works because it helps you focus on happiness at work. If you don’t, it’s easy to have every intention of making yourself and others happy at work – and then forget all about it because we’re all so busy at work.

That’s why I’ve set up a new tool that you can use to make yourself and others happy at work. I’ll be using a website called Twitter to send out tips, ideas, quotes, thoughts and challenges as well as the occasional update about what I’m currently up to.

If you want to get these updates, you must sign up at Twitter.com and then sign up to follow my account. You decide whether to receive the messages as email, via IM or as text messages on your mobile.

I’ll be sending messages out daily (more or less) and it’ll always be something simple, easy and above all fun. You can of course stop receiving them any time, if you don’t like’em.

So sign up now, and see how it works for you!

Thanks to Tom Nixon for the idea and for convincing me to try it.

5 thoughts on “Get a daily reminder to be happy at work”

  1. I’ll be curious to see how this works. My experience is after a while people tune out mechanical reminders. I used to do an NLP exercise to associate going out the door of my office with a happy mood. It really worked. I can still visualize that orange door (the vivid color probably helped) and my spirits immediately start soaring. The exercise essentially rewired my emotional buttons. After all, we all have them, why not make them work for us rather than against us?

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