7 Small Things to Boost Happiness and Productivity at Work

Jillian Knox Finley

Much has been written of the Pareto principle, also known as the 80-20 rule or the law of vital few. Distilled to its essence, the principle states that 80% of results stem from roughly 20% of cause. The 4-Hour Workweek author Timothy Ferriss is a strong advocate for the idea when it comes to maximizing efficiency in the workplace. In the words of the much lauded author, “Simplicity requires ruthlessness.” Over morning coffee with Reiki master and personal trainer Jenni Finley, I was recently offered a new spin on the business rule. Finley invites us all to consider 80% of our happiness and well-being, in fact, stems from 20% of action. Could it be small adjustments yield the biggest results? Keep scrolling to find out how to tweak your day-to-day for maximum good vibes.

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