4 posts tagged happiness

Don’t Indulge. Be Happy.

It’s easy to get caught up on buildings careers, moving forward, adding more money to the bank account, but the additional money isn’t what makes us happy. When I left my job to start working for myself, my salary went down significantly in that first year on my own, but I was a lot happier. Now, as I’m older and my business is more established, I’m starting to take a critical look at how I use money. After all, it’s just a tool. We often use it as a barometer of success, but I think my day-to-day happiness is usually a better barometer of whether or not I’m headed in the right direction, professionally and personally.

Letting Go

Call it whatever you want, but I’m more and more convinced that a significant aspect to enjoying a long, healthy life is perspective—so much so that these psychological factors seem to even influence our physical body and how it deals with things that will kill us, like a terminal illness.


Can your job make you happy?

The following are a couple thoughts on happiness and satisfaction in your job as a designer from Frank Chimero (@fchimero) and a brief exchange regarding those thoughts with Neven Mrgan (@nevenmrgan) that I grabbed off Twitter one day.

I don’t know either of these guys, but respect them (and their work) greatly. I also thought this exchange was excellent and worth repeating here.

5 Things You Think Will Make You Happy (But Won’t)

Hug a Tiger.

Really great read. This quote is from #1: Fame.

(via @KuraFire)