Nov 6, 2011

Finding happiness

A while back I shared how I’m increasingly more appreciative of the lesson all my college professors kept emphasising – the need to network. Working full-time and family commitment is definitely draining and it’s easy to get caught up in a relaxed routine that removes you from constant contact with people outside of work and nuclear family. You really have to work at it!


In recent months I’ve also come to the realisation that being around people who challenge and help me grow makes me a much happier person. I’ve learned not to be afraid of change because I don’t want to stagnate in my life, personally or professionally and so I empower others to help me as needed.

Additionally, I need to find meaning in my work. It’s not simply enough to just earn a pay cheque or to volunteer my time in projects to keep myself busy.  I hate being aimless or doing busy work. I’m getting back into one of my hobbies, photography, because I remember how much enjoyment I gain from it. This may sound like something right out of Oprah Show, but these are truisms in my life.

This quote by Andrew Weil put my thoughts quite succinctly:
"We humans are social animals. Reach out to others. Make social interaction a priority. It is a powerful safeguard of emotional well-being."
Where are you in your life and where do you derive true happiness? 

3 comments:

My hello from France! After having visited your blog, I e could go without comment. I congratulate you on your blog!
Maybe I would have the opportunity to welcome you on mine too!
Have a nice day
cordially
Chris
http://sweetmelody87.blogspot.com/

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