Independently Happy

I take happiness seriously. So you don't have to.

5 Sneaky Mindfulness Triggers for Surviving Work

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Does anything at work ever stress you? Work is the primary reason most of us meditate. And drink. How are you supposed to remember to focus on your breath in the place that is the cause of all your stress? I dwelled in the stress and anger for years, before I finally seized control of […]

7 Certain Ways to Hate Your Job

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Growing to hate your job is nothing new. Fred Flintstone couldn’t wait for closing time, to scream “Yabadabadoo” as he slid down the brontosaurus’ tail making a hasty escape from his daily grind. That was in the 60s. Bob Cratchit dreaded Mondays back in the 1800s. From the Bedrock Quarrel and Gravel Company to the […]

Jobs Are Temporary, Bodies Are Permanent

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Is your job a source of major stress? If so, try to remember that it’s temporary. Right now it may seem like everything. You spend 8 to 12 hours on it five to seven days each week. It pays all your bills, it consumes all your time and all your thoughts. It’s the source of […]

Your Happiness Isn’t Management’s Responsibility

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Do you hate your job? I used to. I bounced between thinking management just didn’t give a damn about its employees and thinking they’re doing evil things to us on purpose just to see how much we’ll take. It sometimes seemed like they were trying to make us miserable. I now realize how absurd that […]

Not All Jobs Suck

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I know some do. Too many people talk about hating their jobs. I see friends posting on Facebook telling of outrageous absurdities that happen at their jobs. We’ve got movies like Office Space, Fight Club, and American Beauty that portray corporate absurdities and nonsense. Yet we also know people who love their jobs. So obviously […]