Be Happier at Work

The author of this profoundly simple little book has a few wise words to say on the subject of being happier at work, based on the realization that happiness is our true job. Find out how to be happier at work–and in our lives–here.

As the workday nears, and as it begins to unfold, watch it gently and without suspicion. Take each task as it comes, and donít peer over it to the next task. Do that task impeccably, but donít expect acknowledgment. In fact, expect nothing at all from the job or from anyone in the workplace. Approached in this way, work can be happy, because happiness remains within our control.

Keep in mind that gentle attention to each task can be very grounding to the mind. Happiness is our true job, and happiness is to be found in the present moment.

Adapted from Morning Notes, by Hugh Prather (Conari Press, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by Hugh Prather. Reprinted by permission of Conari Press.
Adapted from Morning Notes, by Hugh Prather (Conari Press, 2005).

35 comments

Tania N.
Tania N.2 years ago

thanks for sharing

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

thanks for sharing

Beth Wilkerson
Beth Wilkerson3 years ago

Sometimes it is hard to take each task one at a time, and to appreciate it.

a             y m.
g d c.3 years ago

ty

Suzanne L.
SuzanneAWAY L.3 years ago

I am happy to have a job. Sometimes the way workplaces/managers organize things present major challenges to being happy and make it all to easy to be stressed with multi-tasking, ambiguous and ever-changing expectations, undependable equipment, and running their staff as fast as they can go. In those environments it is not often realistics to be mindful and focus on one thing at a time. I find happiness outside the workplace.

Mandi A.
Amanda A.3 years ago

So*

Mandi A.
Amanda A.3 years ago

S easy to forget... Thank you!

Nicole Andrea
Nicole Andrea3 years ago

The last paragraph is lovely.