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  • Writer's picture Lauren Malach

The Happiness Traps That Are Keeping You Stuck

Updated: Jun 13, 2019

A decade in recruitment taught me a lot about how people feel about their work. Some people love their work and it feels like a calling. Others dread getting out of bed every day. For most of us it's somewhere in between.

Fulfilling work should feel meaningful. A rewarding career is a major contributor to a flourishing life.

The Harvard Business Review published an article in the last edition about Happiness Traps at work with some really interesting insights into how we're falling into mistaken beliefs about career satisfaction:

"Close to two-thirds of U.S. employees are bored, detached, or jaded and ready to sabotage plans, projects, and other people. Why so much unhappiness among professionals who have the capacity to shape their work lives? The author highlights three of the most common reasons—ambition, doing what’s expected of us, and overwork—which seem productive on the surface but are harmful when taken to the extreme.... To break free of these “happiness traps,” you first have to accept that you deserve happiness at work."

All of us deserve a fulfilling career. Let me help you with yours. Get in touch for a complimentary consultation.

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