You Don't Have to Sacrifice Happiness to Get Ahead at Work

Updated: Jun 09, 2016 4:46 PM UTC

Most of us think that in order to successfully climb the corporate ladder, we have to sacrifice. And while this may be a little true, Emma Seppala's new book suggests something different. Research shows that taking time for yourself, taking care of yourself, and allowing yourself to take a break once in a while, lets you be more productive and successful at work. This is because you are more relaxed, more creative and happier, and your coworkers notice.

Being a workaholic is not something to be proud of, because research shows you actually have lower productivity rates, compared to those workers who take a vacation.

Bottom line? It's okay to unplug and recharge every once in awhile. Don't feel guilty for giving in to happiness.