It's been forever since I posted in this blog and you have my heartfelt apologies. Finding ways to find joy at work is important especially with so many people unhappy at the place they spend most of their waking hours. And when we aren't AT work, many of us are THINKING about work or GOING to work. An endless cycle! So here's a great article from the Harvard Business Review with the author's top ten ways to find joy at work. Enjoy! And stop back here often. I promise I'll post more!!
Here is a link to a great Forbes article with tips on staying calm at work. Hot heads are rampant in the workplace and even if they are not bursting out with noise at inappropriate times, you can often feel the tension vibrating off of them. If you want to be taken seriously in your workplace, it's important to stay calm. Also, it's one of the ways that you can uncover joy in the workplace and not arrive home feeling like you did battle. The "keep calm" signs are everywhere these days. Get one and hang it in your cube, on your office wall or, heck, even put it on your computer screen. And check out this Forbes article too
In the movie “Remember the Titans”, Julius and Gerry are arguing over who is responsible for the ineffective communication on their high school football team. Julius tells Gerry“attitude reflects leadership, captain” as a way to demonstrate that if he led his offense better, there would be higher morale resulting in more
points being scored.
Leaders are a special breed who can inspire and motivate others no matter what they might be going through personally. They are able to see the forest through the trees and are able to communicate trust and faith to their followers. They lead by example. If you want to see a truly great leader, just look at the people he or she leads.
If you want to find happiness in your job, look for ways to improve your attitude. Doing so may inspire others to do the same.
I found myself behind her again. The Buick sedan, the grey haired driver oblivious to the speedometer. To whom speed was arbitrary deceleration taken to heart. Running late is my speed these days. Doing more before 7:00 am than some in the general population, I daresay, do all day, rushed, frenzy,
frenetic is my pace. My instinct is to charge, to not just 'honk" but to lay with all my might on the horn, dictating to the lady and any unfortunate observers that I am in a hurry. Don't you see??
Because of personal situations, a lot of people are unhappy, both at work and at life.
Fear is rampant starting with the economy and the divisiveness of the country:
red vs. blue, liberal vs. conservative, American vs. everyone else, rich vs.
poor, middle class vs. middle class...the list goes on.
How wonderful it would be to at least find some joy at work. Some ways to dig through the tragic garden of suffering, blame, litigation, fear and persecution (self-imposed or otherwise) and find happiness
in your job. That joy would undoubtedly spill over onto the long commute home, where little old ladies in green Buicks would just warrant a patient smile and a deep breath, where an opposing view on Facebook would warrant a chuckle or a sigh and no more. Where dinner with your family would be peaceful and happy and not a microwaved meal in front of the latest reality show.
Finding joy at work could fulfill us in so many additional areas of our lives.
Perhaps we would simply be happy all the time.
Perhaps we would simply be happy.
Perhaps we would simply be.
We could start a revolution.