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“The more you give, the more you receive.”
This sentiment from Mother Teresa is beautifully expressed in the following words also from her:
“Who gives with joy, gives the most.”
What meaning can words like hers have in a business context where the more successful use of the elbow is always better rewarded?
According to a study conducted by the British Columbia University in Vancouver, the results are remarkable:
People who do not spend all their money entirely on their own needs live more happily.
According to the results, giving away $5 per day is enough to increase your sense of happiness.
This can be tested.
Try it! It doesn’t necessarily have to be money; it can also be small gifts and favors:
- Surprise your partner or your loved ones spontaneously with a bunch of flowers
- Bring your colleague a cup of coffee without asking him or her
- Refill the paper for printer or copiers
- Hold the door open for the person walking behind you
- Replace the toilet paper if you have used the last of the roll
- Give someone a gift of your free time
- Take something tasty to eat during the break and share with others
- Outshine your working atmosphere with your smile and cheerful spirit
Happy people live longer
According to American research, people who help their fellow human beings are not only happier but also live longer.
To quote Winston Churchill:
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Make an appointment with yourself for a period of time in which you consciously and voluntarily “give” something at least once a day.
If the topic of ergonomics in the office or home office appeals to you and you are interested in it more deeply, I can recommend my book “Wellness in the Office”. Combined with humorous drawings, I pass on 50+1 tips to make your office a little paradise.