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Be Happier at Work

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.

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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).

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1:00AM PDT on May 8, 2013

thanks for sharing

5:55AM PDT on Mar 28, 2013

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

2:54AM PDT on Mar 28, 2013

Thank you :)

2:43AM PDT on Mar 28, 2013

thanks for sharing

8:37AM PDT on Oct 22, 2012

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

10:00AM PDT on Oct 21, 2012


10:52PM PDT on Oct 20, 2012

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.

2:14PM PDT on Aug 3, 2012


2:13PM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

S easy to forget... Thank you!

2:02PM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

The last paragraph is lovely.

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