Monday, October 17, 2011

Article of Interest: Time As a Means to Happiness

New research takes a fresh look at the topic of happiness.  You can run a successful business and make a ton of money but what if happiness is not something you feel?

According to "If Money Doesn't Make You Happy, Consider Time," the authors discuss how happiness is indeed a consequence of the choices people make.
So what can people do to increase their happiness? Their answer is surprisingly simple: spend your time wisely. Careful though.
You will be surprised to learn how people spend their time.
Although happiness is clearly relevant for individuals, businesses should also pay attention. Building a workforce of highly qualified, hard-working, and loyal employees is an essential aspect of staying competitive in today's global markets. Therefore, being concerned about employee happiness is not just a moral thing to do, but it makes smart business sense as well.
Read the entire article along with discovering the five time-spending happiness principles here.

And the author's tip to finding the best road to happiness?   Spend time with the people you love doing the things you love.  

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If Money Doesn't Make You Happy, Consider Time," Jennifer Aaker, Melanie Rudd, Cassie Mogilner, Journal of Consumer Psychology, 2011.

Posted by:  Women Presidents' Organization Chicago 

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