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If you’re not heading into work with a spring in your step, it might be time to stop wishing for things to change and begin creating some happiness instead.

A leader in the scientific study of well-being, author Sonja Lyubomirsky advocates the phrase “creation of happiness” to the more popular “pursuit” of it. Her research suggests that happy individuals are more creative, helpful, charitable, and self-confident.

One key to creating more happiness is outlined in The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor. In the book, Achor overviews fascinating research, concluding that “What we spend our time and mental energy focusing on can indeed become our reality.”

Aristotle defined happiness as “eudaimonia” which translates to “human flourishing.” Don’t you like the sound of that?

If you’re interested in becoming happier at work – or maybe even flourishing? – here’s how to do it:

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