Flourishing: developing rapidly and successfully; thriving.
Languishing: The absence of feeling good about your life.
So how do we move from the latter to the former?
- Move the focus from you to others — in other words, ask yourself: How can I be of service here? We’re not saints, I’m just talking about doing something for someone else, no matter how small, as often as possible. It doesn’t even have to be every day. It could be just smiling for Christ’s sake.
- Try to be grateful for what you have. Instead of: I hate my job, how about, So many people are out of work, I’m just grateful I have a fucking job.
BTW, your boss and coworkers don’t get to make you miserable at work. You make yourself miserable.
When in doubt, always default to this: You’re not dead. Yet.