Positive Psychology in the Workplace: Thank God it’s Monday

Author: B. Desmond

We all want work to be a positive and engaging experience. Who doesn’t dream of waking up on a Monday excited to go to work?

Positive Psychology has shown how positive emotions are linked with numerous benefits including improved health, wellbeing, longevity, and a greater quality of life. On the flip side anger, anxiety, depression, and worry are related to poor health outcomes.

Our genes are responsible for about 50% of our happiness levels, our actions and attitudes account for 40% or our happiness. So if our choices and attitudes have a significant impact in our happiness, how do we cultivate and maintain a state of positivity and well-being in the workplace?