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Daily Habits That Will Make You Happier – Some Can Be Used For Job Searching

Posted on the 24 February 2013 by Shelly Keller @hamptongal

I am an avid reader of articles on Inc. com and I recently read one that listed 9 habits to do daily that will make you happier (The article is 9 Daily Habits That Will Make You Happier by Geoffrey James). As I was reading the article, I agreed with some of the habits listed and the reasons behind them (such as, ending each day with gratitude by writing down one good thing that happened that day, no matter how big or small) but I didn’t really agree with others, at least the reasoning (such as, turning off background “TV” because the point behind broadcast TV is to make you dissatisfied with your life so you will buy more stuff). Hey, I turn on the TV for background noise all the time but I don’t have it on broadcast TV…I have it on a music channel instead so I can listen to the music!

Several of the habits can actually be used for job searching. Here are some examples: 1) Start each day with an expectation: how this can be used for job searching is each morning, make a list, written or mental, of how many phone calls will you make today or how many resumes/applications will you submit today. At the end of the day, as you look at the list and see what you’ve accomplished, that is a sure way of feeling happy, or at least accomplished. 2) Take time to plan and organize: this can actually go hand in hand with #1. As you make a list of what you want to accomplish, plan/organize your day. Plan to make phone calls in the morning and submit resumes/applications in the afternoon or vice versa. You can also think about it this way – from the list of accomplishments from step 1, pick one accomplishment that you would really like to make happen that would move you closer to a goal. 3) Let go of your results: As the article states, the biggest enemy of happiness is worry, which comes from worrying about events that are out of your control. As you are submitting resumes or applications for positions, don’t be thinking about what would happen if you aren’t called back or wouldn’t be great if I got the job. Just focus on the topic at hand and let the rest fall into place.

To read the entire article, it can be viewed at http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/9-daily-habits-that-will -make-you-happier.html

 


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