21 Days to Happiness

Top Two Tips for Managing Stress and Improving Focus and Effectiveness

21 Days to Happiness

Did you know. According to the Statistic Brain website, 76% of people cite money and work as the main causes of their stress. As an organizational psychologist and happiness expert, I can tell you that people think it's normal to be stressed, overwhelmed and tired, but it's not!

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Happiness Comes From Your Mind

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What do You do When Feel Unhappy? Everyone has days when they feel down. What do you find helps you on those gloomy days? Do you go out for a meal? Maybe see a new movie? Visit a friend? Take a walk? Do you get a buzz from jogging or going to the gym? Maybe you find it energizing to go shopping.

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Increase Your Productivity and Your Happiness

21 Days to Happiness

Increase your effectiveness with this simple technique We all seem to be so busy these days! Being busy can add extra pressure to our schedules and mean that we need to be extra productive.

Creating Happiness

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Creativity or Problem-solving One of the amazing things about humans is our constant endeavor to create or improve things. When we are inspired to create something, we demonstrate our passions or talents. When we run into a problem, we want to fix it and come up with a solution.

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Being Grateful

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We have so much to be grateful for. It's that time of year.the holidays, the parties, the excitement! You probably have a lot to be grateful for and may take some things for granted. You don't need much in order to be happy. Many people without a lot still find real happiness in their daily lives.

Three Reasons Going Outside Makes Us Happier

21 Days to Happiness

This is the perfect time of year to boost your happiness by going outside every day. What's amazing is you don't have to spend hours outdoors in order to receive the happiness benefits. Just a few minutes each day is usually enough to make a big difference in our levels of happiness and energy.

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How Connections Create Happiness

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Connections Are Key Do you want to know one of the best secrets to true happiness? It's probably not what you think. One of the greatest ways to have a happy life is to create connections with others. Does this sound too easy? Too hard? The truth is, relationships can be challenging.

Happiness Versus Pleasure

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Seeking Pleasure In our society, we spend a lot of time seeking pleasure. We work hard, and many times we want to play just as hard. Having fun and spending time with friends are great things, but those pleasure-seeking experiences don't always leave us feeling truly happy. Why is that?

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Give the Gift of Experiences

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What do you buy the person who has everything? Have you heard people ask this question? Sometimes it seems overwhelming to try to think of a gift for a friend, coworker or loved one when they seem to have everything they could ever want already.

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5 Ways to Find Happiness and Inspiration at Work

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Are you happy and inspired at work? If you spend eight hours a day, five days a week at work, you will spend more than 2,000 hours on the job in a year. That's a lot of time! If you enjoy your job, then 2,000 hours probably flies by.

Celebrate 21 Days to Happiness E-Learning with a 3 Day Happiness Challenge

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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - to Work on Your Happiness! This is the best time of the year to work on your happiness. It's almost Thanksgiving in the United States and just a few short weeks until Christmas.

20 Ways to Make Someone Smile

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Spread Happiness with a Smile Do you want to put a smile on someone's face today? Maybe make their day a little better? It won't cost a single penny or much time to do just that.

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Are You Chasing the Butterfly of Happiness?

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Is Happiness Like a Butterfly? Sometimes we treat happiness like it's an elusive butterfly in the garden of life. Imagine a young child in the garden on a summer day. He sees a beautiful butterfly flitting from flower to flower. He wants to see it close up, touch it, and hold it in his hands.

Nature: One of the Greatest Sources of Happiness

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The Cost of Time Spent in Nature Going outside is free! Nature is there for everybody to stand and stare and take happiness and comfort from. The trees do not distinguish between rich and poor, strong and weak, man and woman. Warm sunshine is free; the glow of the moon is free.

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10 Keys to Happiness

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We are Always Pursuing Happiness Think about it. every single thing we do is intended to make us happier. The people we choose to spend time with. The ways we spend our time. And yet sometimes we get distracted and do things that actually move us away from this goal.

Secrets of a Positive Attitude

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Managing Your Mental Diet Are you bombarded by thoughts of negativity? Have feelings of insecurity, stress or worry? This is normal. just watch the news and notice how many stories are negative and dramatic! You are what you mentally and spiritually eat.

Work-Play Integration: the new Work-Life Balance

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Integration for Life Harmony Balance. It's a nice word but the reality is hard to pin down. It may not even put us on the right track in our quest for fulfillment and happiness. Today we will talk more about "work-play integration".

5 Great Reasons Smiling Makes Us Successful

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Smiling is a simple thing to do, but it can make a huge difference in how we feel and how we're perceived by the people around us. Here are some great reasons to give us a grin. Our smile shows others people that we are likeable and helps us connect.

Staying Focused on What Matters

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Are you in a hurry? When you go about your day, take a moment to look at the people around you. Do they look like they're in a hurry to get somewhere? Have you had the experience of asking friends or coworkers to meet for a gathering, only to be told, "Sorry, I'm super busy"?

3 Steps to Deal With Worry

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Are you a worrier? "I I know worry works because nothing I worry about ever happens." Have you heard of this quote? It sounds funny, but it's not far from the truth! It's normal to worry from time to time, but more and more people seem to worry about the smallest stuff.

Change Your Thoughts and the Rest Will Follow

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"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ” - George Bernard Shaw Creatures of Comfort Change often has a negative connotation for many people, especially when we have no choice.

7 Unique Ways to Make Someone Smile

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Making Someone Smile is Easier Than You Think. Do you want to put a smile on someone's face? Maybe make their day a little bit brighter? It doesn't have to take much time or money on your part. In fact, many things can be done as a part of your normal routine and cost little or nothing.

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Finding Balance at Work and Home

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Sometimes We Chase the Wrong Things In a culture obsessed with high tech gadgetry, cellphones, credit cards, fast cars, large houses, and job titles, it should be no surprise that most people experience stress and anxiety.

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What better way to start the new year?

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" The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals." Melodie Beattie ​ Is there a better way to start the new year than to prioritize your happiness?

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How Office Plants Can Boost Your Happiness

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Get a plant and bring nature indoors. Well, most of us are eager to take a few days off for the holidays. Here's an idea: plan to buy a plant for your office or home. If you don't have the chance to go outdoors as much as you would like, why not bring a little outdoors, indoors?

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Ingrid's Top Ten Happy Holiday Gift Ideas

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It’s that exciting time of the year again! How I love the holidays: it's a time to share meals and snuggles with our loved ones.

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Separated by a common language?

Dave Snowden

From time to time in social media I resist the temptation to respond when people talk about the Stacy Matrix; if they conflate the two I generally put up something mild along the lines of They are very different you know and Stacy himself deprecates its use.

The Blockchain Value Framework

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In July, 2019, the World Economic Forum and Accenture released Building Value with Blockchain Technology , a white paper aimed at helping organizations evaluate blockchain’s benefits and build an effective business case.

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Breaking the forest cycle

Dave Snowden

I’ve been meaning to write about the “forest cycle” or the supposed necessity of chaos for some time. Yesterday’s post on the different between the Cynefin framework and the Stacy Matrix reminded me of the need.

“… save his own fame and gratification.”

Dave Snowden

A reminder that his blog is my personal opinion and is not an official statement from Cognitive Edge, its staff, partners or network. There really is only one subject to talk about in our disunited & troubled kingdom today; and the various historical precedents are scary.

The State of AI in the Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago, Babson College professor Tom Davenport gave a talk on the state of AI in the enterprise at the annual conference of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy. His talk was based on two recent US surveys conducted by Deloitte, the first one in 2017 followed by a second in 2018.

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… from little acorns grow

Dave Snowden

Last week I was in Nairobi ase the keynote at a panel discussion on Behavioural Insights for Environment Impact for UNEP sandwiched between two pretty hellish flights. Jules was also on the panel and had done the work to set the event up.

Complexity in Human Systems

Dave Snowden

Many of the readers of this blog will know that one of the drivers behind the creation of the Cynefin framework was a desire to break the fad cycle.

from training to learning

Harold Jarche

Using Agile Processes to Develop AI-Based Solutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the waterfall development model , a project is broken down into a set of sequential phases, - e.g., conception, analysis, design, construction, testing, deployment, maintenance, - each dependent on the completion of the previous phase.

connecting the curious

Harold Jarche

Why do students often ask — will this be on the test? It’s because they have figured out the game called education. They are told what to study, what is important, and for how long. Each school year they play the game anew.

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Business Models and Trust

John Hagel

Three years ago I sketched out three dimensions of business model evolution in response to the mounting performance pressure of the Big Shift. In this blog post, I want to highlight the role of this business model evolution in restoring trust in our corporations.

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The Noble Acts Of Compassion From Bianca Andreescu And Naomi Osaka

Dan Pontefract

Bianca Andreescu recently won the 2019 Women’s US Open. It was an epic win, one that almost 3.5 million people in Canada watched live on TV. Hers is a story … Continue reading "The Noble Acts Of Compassion From Bianca Andreescu And Naomi Osaka".

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citizen-learners

Harold Jarche

Crooked Broker Capitalists. Dave Pollard (2007) showed that in a ‘crooked broker society’, an Exploiter oppresses a Desperate Supplier. This unbalanced relationship is reinforced by a Procurer who in turn gouges an Addicted Buyer.

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The Transformative Power of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Blockchain matters because no business operates in isolation,” says Blockchain for Business , a recently published book by Jai Arun , Jerry Cuomo , and Nitin Gaur. “Multiple institutions can achieve more together than any single institution can alone.

How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“We have finally learned how to tread more lightly on our planet. It’s about time,” writes Andrew McAfee in the Introduction to his new book, More from Less : The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources - and What Happens Next.

Cynefin & perception

Dave Snowden

Various social media feeds link me daily to discussions about the use of the Cynefin Framework. Sometimes I take part, more frequently not. The last thing I want is to be too precious about its use and to a degree abuse.

filter success

Harold Jarche

Clay Shirky’s statement — “ It’s not information overload, it’s filter failure ” — is an oft-quoted line when discussing online sensemaking.

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