Manufacture Your Day by BECOMING A KINDER PERSON
Happy Friday! I like to write about kindness because we all need this reminder every once in a while.
Many manufacturing companies have leaders with little people skills. They bully, belittle, criticize, and many believe that people “work better under pressure”.
Especially when we disagree with people, it can be very difficult to stay kind and respectful. I have the challenge to stay kind when I am stressed or impatient.
If you find it difficult at times to stay kind, here are a few tips on how you can become a kinder person.
- Be kind to yourself: What story do you tell yourself about yourself? You cannot be kind to others if you’re not kind to yourself.
- Make it your intention to be kind every day.
- Look for proof that kindness matters.
- Communication basics: Say “hello, please and thank you”.
- Pause and think before you speak: Is it kind? Is it necessary?
- Surprise someone with an unexpected action: Buy a coffee for someone. Offer your help.
- Hold the door open for someone else: This means being mindful and present instead of being lost in thought.
- Be personable: Address a person with his or her first name – in person or in an email.
- Thank someone by writing a handwritten note.
- Express your appreciation to a minimum of 3 people a day.
- Respect someone else’s opinion.
- Listen to someone by giving the person your undivided attention.
- Be kind to unkind people.
- If someone is kind to you, pay it forward.
I want to see more people who have the courage to swim against the tide.
There are so many benefits to more kindness at the workplace but the most important ones are probably the mental and emotional well-being for the people who spread and receive kindness.
Other benefits are increased self-worth, improved self-confidence and a more positive outlook on other people and challenging situations.
Does it sound like a good idea to make kindness an important part of your success?
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