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Mahmoud Harmouch
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5 Tips For A Blazingly Fast Increase In Your Happiness.

I am not a psychologist, but I find it fascinating to explore different studies on happiness, especially in relation to the tech industry. There are plenty of unique challenges that come with working in such a fast-paced and high-stress environment. However, there are also things that can be done to amplify happiness in this setting. While there are many articles out there about how to be happy at work, it's not always easy to put those tips into practice.

But a study by psychotherapist Amy Morin provides some useful insights into how to create a happier workplace. In her book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, she outlines thirteen specific habits that can help improve your mental strength and resilience. And while some of these habits (like setting boundaries or saying no to others) may seem like common sense, they're often overlooked in the workplace.

Here are a few of the most relevant findings from Morin's book.

1. Don't compare yourself to others.

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One of the quickest ways to feel unhappy and unsuccessful is to compare yourself to others. Instead of looking at what others have, focus on your own accomplishments and what you're doing well.

2. Be mindful of your thoughts.

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Your thoughts play a big role in how you feel about yourself and your work. If you're constantly dwelling on negative thoughts, it's going to be difficult to feel happy and motivated at work. Pay attention to your thoughts and try to reframe them in a more positive light.

3. Take breaks when you need them.

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Burnout is a serious problem in the tech industry, and it's important to take breaks when you need them. Whether that means taking a walk outside or just getting away from your desk for a few minutes, taking some time for yourself can help improve your mood and increase your productivity.

4. Find ways to connect with others.

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Isolation is one of the biggest enemies of happiness, so it's important to find ways to connect with others at work. Whether that means joining an employee resource group or simply striking up conversations with your co-workers, building relationships can help make work feel less like a chore.

5. Set boundaries with your time.

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One of the most important things you can do for your mental health is to set boundaries with your time. That means learning to say no to requests that will take you away from your family or personal time, and being clear about what your priorities are.


So, if you want to be happier, start by following these tips. They'll help you boost your happiness levels quickly and effectively as they're easy to implement into your daily routine.

Though, there are lots of different factors that contribute to happiness at work. It's important for both employees and employers to be aware of these factors and do what they can to create a happy workplace!

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