There are plenty of people that think they have to choose one or the other: success or happiness. But why can’t we have both? The truth is that you can be both successful and happy at the same time, even in your career. If you’re looking to reach your goals while also achieving your dreams, here are the secrets on how to do it.

6. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

It’s much easier said than done. Don’t sweat the small stuff, the little things that go wrong in life or just don’t go the way you had planned. Stressing over things that are out of your control can reduce your happiness and overall mindfulness. You waste your time and energy when you focus on the miniscule issues that arise from time to time. Rather than stress and worry over every little detail, celebrate the positives and move forward. Change your attitude and come up with plan B.

5. Take the Slow Lane Sometimes

Careers are full of deadlines and timeliness, constantly rushing our patience. Don’t take this the wrong way — There is absolutely nothing wrong with productivity. However, rather than hastefully moving through daily tasks and errands, take things slow. Living the slow life reduces stress and increases happiness. Give yourself time to live as a minimalist. If you want to relieve pressure, simplify your to-do list. Delegate tasks to lift the weights off of your shoulders. Life is too short to always be in a rush.  

4. Get Outside of Your Comfort Zone

Do something on your bucket list. Do something that’s bigger than yourself. When you engage in new life experiences, you become a more well-rounded individual. Your comfort zone limits you and your abilities, so when you break outside of that zone, you actually

3. Do Something For Yourself

Be good to yourself. The moments you spend denying yourself happiness are only moments wasted. Ask yourself what you want to achieve, whether that be in your career or in your personal life and run with it. Strive to be all that you want to be and more. Not only will you gain more happiness, but you will open opportunities for yourself both in and out of your career.

2. Do Something For Others

The fulfilment you feel when you give back and help others is essential to happiness. These are the moments where you get to put your own stress and daily life on pause for a minute, and join in something bigger than yourself. Acts of doing something for someone else are not only fulfilling to those you help, but you will also reap benefits as well. Helping others and giving back will have a positive impact on your life.

1. Enjoy Every Moment

You become a calmer person when you live in the moment. You allow your mind and body to adjust more easily to every situation at hand. Take anything that gets thrown at you in and outside of your work with a “can-do” attitude. When you live in the moment, you become a better version of yourself inside and outside of your career.