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Researchers at the University of Nebraska Lincoln did an experiment with hundreds of people working in a wide range of jobs.
And they found that those who described imaginary coworkers as productive and able to handle challenges and rebound from mistakes were typically themselves happier and more productive at work.
The Psychology Of It All
It’s possible that conjuring a more positive mind set can improve your overall well being, including being happy at work. And perhaps imagining someone else with the qualities you admire is one way to develop them in yourself.