Mar 1, 2023 March 2023: Choosing To Be Happy

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Choosing To Be Happy

There are days when happiness seems pretty hard to find. Stress at home, at work, and negative news stories, can sometimes make it difficult to find the silver lining in the clouds.

Albert Einstein once wrote, “It's not that life has been easy, perfect, or exactly as expected. I just choose to be happy and grateful no matter how it all turns out.” And it turns out that our positive connections and healthy relationships with others make us truly happy.

According to research by the Harvard Study of Adult Development, the biggest cause of long-term happiness is the relationships we form with the people in our lives. By engaging with others at work, at home, and in our communities and practicing generosity, kindness, and forgiveness, we can become happier and more fulfilled.

Read on to learn four quick ways to make yourself happy, then register for the Choosing to Be Happy 30-minute
seminar on Tuesday, March 21st at 4:00 PM.

One Source EAP offers free and confidential help to sort through challenges before they become crises.

Call One Source EAP at 800-300-0628. Calls are answered 24/7/365 and are completely confidential.

Four Ways to Make Yourself Happy in 10-Minutes or Less

Even if you’re having a crummy day, there are easy ways to turn things around in just a few minutes:

  1. Plan an 8-minute call with a friend. It’s just enough time to catch up, yet easy to fit into your day.
  2. Start a Conversation with a Stranger. We are social creatures that thrive on connection.
  3. Get to Know Someone at Work. Work friends are important--especially given the high stress and long hours we experience
  4. Send Someone a Thank You Message. This brightens the day for both of you!

Register for the Choosing to Be Happy seminar!

Join Dr. Robert Lawrence Friedman for our One Source EAP March 30-minute seminar “Choosing To Be Happy,” on March 21st at 4:00 PM. Learn how to begin choosing happiness every day. Remember, the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4 pm One Source EAP will celebrate a day from the National Day Calendar by hosting a 30-minute virtual program. Click here to register for one or all of the sessions.

You can also request other seminar topics for your workgroup. Check out the seminar page on our website to review the list. To ask for a seminar for your team, click here.

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