The impact of sluggish growth on year-end payouts may have peaked in 2015, however, when 66 per cent of white-collar workers received no year-end bonus. And the 2016 level actually represents an improvement from 2014, when 61 per cent had to go without.
Tom Rath and Jim Harter authors of the book Wellbeing, studied diverse people in more than 150 countries around the world and found that there were 5 interconnected dimensions that were important in shaping their lives. The dimensions are:
Career Well-being is a large part of well-being as it is how we spend most of our days. People who are highly engaged in their work will have less overall stress and can decrease their risks for anxiety and depression. Increase your career well-being: Ensure that you are able to use the skills you feel are your strongest. This will help to make sure you are satisfied and lead to both higher quantity and quality of work.
Social Well-being encompasses a large part of our time not spent at work and includes almost all of our personal and professional relationships. It is important to find people at home and at work that can have a positive outlook and effect on you during the day. Increase your social well-being: Try strengthening the mutual connections in your network of friends, family and co-workers and surround yourself with positive and happy people.
Financial Well-being is being able to effectively manage your economic life. Studies have shown that spending money on oneself will not lead to better wellbeing for you and will more likely lead to more concern around money in the future. Increase your financial well-being: Spend money on experiences, like a dinner with friends or vacation with loved ones or put money aside in a savings account.
Physical Well-being is not only being generally healthy and feeling well, but also having the energy to participate in the activities in which you would be interested. This is probably the most discussed wellbeing topic, but is still neglected. Increase your physical well-being: Make sure to exercise regularly, eat plenty of fruits and vegetable, and make sure to get some sleep!
Community Well-being is feeling a sense of engagement in the area in which you live. Everyone will have different criteria here and it is important to choose, if at all possible, a place that meets as many of your personal requirements as possible. Increase your community well-being; Try opting into community events with people who share your passions or volunteer in community groups to give back.
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With the majority of professional advisors (myself included) preaching the benefits of global diversification to their clients, 2014 looks more like a draw than an outright victory in the harsh light of December’s low winter sun. Consider the fact that, through last week, the MSCI World Index gained just 2% on the year, with nearly 5% drops for both the MSCI Emerging Markets index and the EAFE index of developed markets outside of the United States. Ironically, the single best-performing foreign market in the world, the Shanghai Composite of mainland Chinese equities (up 45%) is the only one that U.S. investors could not actually put their money into.