How does having a happiness break grab you? Does it sound good? Would you enjoy it? Let me answer for you: Yes! Yes! Yes! LOL!
It sounds good when I say it but how to put it into your life.
You can’t be happy when you’re working longer hours!
“Technology was supposed to create more leisure time. In 1965, the U.S. government predicted that by the year 2000, automation would lead to 20-hour work weeks.”
That would make you happy, wouldn’t it? You’d soon learn how to be happy with all that extra leisure time, wouldn’t you? Just imagine all the exciting, interesting things you could do.
Does all this sound too good to be true? You’re right BECAUSE:
” However, from the 1970s to the 1990s, the average American worker spent 163 hours more working each year. So what happened to the happiness minutes?
You can’t be happy if you’re doing more work in each hour than ever before ”
And even worse:
“Our conception of time (in work) as something that should be packed with as many tasks as possible can be traced to the early 20th century’s scientific management philosophy, which suggested that businesses should induce workers to perform more tasks in less time……… They believed enhanced efficiency((in working hours) would free up more “happiness minutes” to spend with family.”
The above quotes come from Anne-Marie Slaughter‘s excellent article. (See Link below). Perhaps you think that this problem effects you, or you are concerned about the level of Happiness in your life? If so perhaps you might become one of The Happy People community that read my blog ( https://happinessguru.wordpress.com ) to learn to get more love, peace and happiness into your life. Start today, it’s FREE. Get happy!
Love, Peace and Happiness,
Link to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s excellent article
- How Hard Work in America Has Become a Scam (bigthink.com)
- In Praise of Downtime (theatlantic.com)
- Why Should You Be Happy? (happinessguru.wordpress.com)
- Time Is Your Most Precious Commodity (getorganizednow.typepad.com)