According to Deepak Chopra: most of us are fooled into believing that getting the next big thing is the answer to our happiness and yet studies continue to show it’s not about the external rather the internal. This means that we have to learn new ways to be happy. To emphasize this point further, Denier says, Money can’t buy you happiness, because happiness is not an “it.” Interestingly, Millennials don’t fall into this trap, they prefer to have experiences over things. They want work that has meaning and purpose and not just a paycheck. Furthermore, in 2016 Toy Fair trends show that Millennials want to go back to basics, play games by connecting face-to-face and spend quality time with friends and family. We can take a note about being happier from this generation.

Happiness is subjective and what works for you may or may not work for another which is why it’s so important to be aware of what makes you feel happy at work. Most people who are happy at work enjoy what they are doing and are using their strengths on the job. As a communication and workplace strategist, I define strengths not just your skills and competencies, although you certainly need those to get the job, rather strengths are what energize you, your internal motivators. This allows you not only to do your job, you feel energized by it which ultimately leads to sustained peak performance. Gallup research shows “People who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged on the job and three times more likely to be happier with their lives in general.”

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