Do you want to be more productive in your 2014 creative endeavors?
I know I do.
But if you think that our ambition will mean more late nights getting nose burns at the old grindstone —
According to some awesome and (without a doubt) merry researchers, all we need, my friends, is a little bit of happiness!
For example, a 2010 study by James Harter and friends found that folks have a greater number of creative ideas on days when they feel happier.
Another investigation by Amibile and Kramer confirmed that happiness fuels both greater creativity and productivity.
I know, I know…
Right about now some of you may be thinking, “Well, carp. This isn't helpful at all. I’m too…
(Insert any other adjective here)
to be happy."
Well, I hate to burst your misery bubble, but research also shows that only 10% of your happiness is directly related to your circumstances.
PROMPT: So how will you guard your bliss for a fabulous 2014 of super-charged creativity?