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International Day of Happiness

Communication has become a key element in motivating the change in behavior that is sought in people and thus increasing their involvement and commitment within companies.

Interpersonal relationships at work are essential for the achievement of company objectives, combining individual capabilities and resources; For this reason, it is essential to preserve and promote healthy interpersonal relationships that allow establishing an excellent work environment and thereby increase productivity in an organization, as well as generating well-being and happiness at work.

“Happy people work better, infect their colleagues with enthusiasm and create a pleasant environment in which carrying out assigned tasks becomes much easier,” says Waldinger.

Practicing the value of happiness is not showing a simple state of mind, it is a constant attitude that drives us to achieve our own happiness and to worry about making others happy. Happiness at work is reflected in a healthy company where workers enjoy well-being in their environment.

In this sense, happiness depends on each individual, as stated by the psychologist Ninoska Pastora "happiness is subjective and will depend on each person, their life, their culture, their experiences, being happy means being in a mental state of well-being, composed of positive emotions”.

On the other hand, for Lic. Pastora, it is important not to confuse happiness with well-being. They are totally different situations. Due to this confusion, many people seek happiness by accumulating material goods. But after they accumulate a lot of wealth, they realize that happiness was never that way. The material can give us comfort, but never happiness.


We will never have a carefree life, absent of problems. The value of happiness helps us even face them with more strength and with greater chances of success. Because a positive, optimistic and hopeful attitude pushes us to face problems more effectively.

Communication as a generator of happiness and well-being at work

Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated March 20 as the International Day of Happiness in recognition of the important role happiness plays in the lives of people around the world.

According to ancient philosophy, happiness is related to balance and emotional harmony. From the point of view of Psychology, happiness is the feeling of well-being and fulfillment that is experienced when goals, desires and purposes are achieved in daily life.

The search for happiness has always been seen as an individual phenomenon, something that each person yearns for and pursues, and which can be accessed by thinking or executing certain actions; However, recently Harvard University conducted a study on "the secrets to a happy life" where one of the main findings, according to the American psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, is that "The important thing to keep us happy and healthy throughout life is the quality of our relationships.


The study also revealed other factors that contribute to a person being truly happy, including the level of positive affectivity, having meaning and purpose in life, as well as physical activity.

On the other hand, Robert Waldinger considers that "All the decisions we make every day contribute positively or negatively to our happiness, so it is quite interesting to analyze from today how happy you can be in the future, with the actions you take." out in the present.

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