Increasing Your Happiness

Increasing ones happiness can be done through the power of positive thinking. That is one skill that this work shop will touch on to teach your participants how to be happier. Happiness will spread throughout your organization, and have a positive effect on everyone.

With our Increasing Your Happiness workshop your participants will engage in unique and helpful ways to increase their happiness. This will have a robust effect on their professional and personal lives. It will improve their communication skills, increase productivity, and lesson absenteeism.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss how planning ahead cultivates workplace happiness
  • Create a nightly routine and daily plan
  • Relate more effectively to others in the workplace
  • Understand how the workspace environment impacts happiness
  • Think more positively
  • Take actions that will create greater workplace happiness

Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started

Housekeeping Items

The Parking Lot

Workshop Objectives

Action Plans Form

Evaluation Form

Module Two: Plan Ahead For Happiness

Have A Nightly Routine

Get At Least Eight Hours Of Sleep

Wake Up Early

Give Yourself Extra Commute Time

Case Study

Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Plan Your Day

Arrive 10-15 Minutes Early

Check Your Calendar For Action Items

Create A To Do List For The Day

Build In Breaks

Case Study

Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Relate To Others

Greet Your Colleagues


Build Your Support Team And Check In Regularly

Take Time To Socialize

Case Study

Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Go To Your Happy (Work) Space

Create A Workspace That Makes You Happy

Clear The Clutter

Bring In Personal Touches

Add Some Green!

Case Study

Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Accentuate The Positive

Use A Daily Affirmation

Surround Yourself With Positive People

Limit Your Negative Interactions

Build Friendships

Case Study

Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Use Your Benefits

Use Your Vacation And Paid Time Off!

Exercise Your Way To Happy!

Employee Assistance Programs

Other Benefits – Credit Union, Direct Deposit, Etc.

Case Study

Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Take Control Of Your Career Happiness

Take Control Of Your Professional Development

Seek Frequent Feedback

Practice Professional Courage

Seek Mentoring, And Seek To Mentor Others

Case Study

Module Nine: Set Boundaries

Learn To Say No

Learn To Say Yes

Protect Your Downtime

Know When To Call It A Day

Case Study

Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Practice Positivity

Keep Your Interactions Positive

Practice Gratitude

Address Conflict Or Misunderstandings Directly And Positively

Look For The Silver Lining

Case Study

Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Choose To Be Happy

Happiness Is A Choice

Choose Your Stress Response

Do One Thing Each Day That You Love And Enjoy

Seek To Make Positive Changes

Case Study

Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Words From The Wise

Review Of Parking Lot

Lessons Learned

Completion Of Action Plans And Evaluations

Recommended Reading