Manufacture Your Day by CHOOSING HAPPINESS
Happy People = Productive People!
Aren’t you glad that I told you?
Awareness is the first step and part of the process on the road to happiness. There is no turning back.
Covid-19 has brought many challenges to employees that make them worried, stressed and fearful. Many people need support and manufacturing companies in Ontario are still not as progressive as they could be when it comes to engaging in external leadership training.
Your job isn’t to make people happy but being happy, promoting happiness and educating people on how to lead healthier and happier lives is a smart move. Happiness is an inside job and a decision that we have to make every day. People have to be made aware of how their attitude matters with respect to the results they get in their lives.
I admit, some days it is easier than others.
We live in such busy and rushed times that we often forget to be mindful and present. Life can become difficult when we allow ourselves to be lost in thought.
There are so many people whose focus has become to “survive” the week. They speak about happy hump day (Wednesday) and TGIF (thank god it’s Friday), and one day they will be old and realize that they didn’t enjoy the journey. What a sad way to live life.
Here is what you can do to be more mindful:
- Start the morning by truly enjoying your coffee or tea. Sit down, smell it, taste it, and enjoy it (10 minutes is a great start). I have never had a coffee in my car before I moved to Canada more than 15 years ago and I still value a good and mindful breakfast with my husband at home.
- Practise mindfulness during routine activities. For example, when you drive to work, choose a different route. It will help you to become more aware and will prevent you from functioning on autopilot.
- Breathe while you have to wait somewhere. I don’t know about you but I am very impatient in these situations. In order to prevent frustration, it helps me when I take a few deep breaths and then I start observing the people around me. Frustration can turn into fascination.
- Choose a cue to be mindful. – For example, whenever you touch a doorknob, enter a meeting room, or whenever you get a cup of coffee – see, touch, and truly be in the moment. It helps to be present instead of being lost in thought all day long.
Mindfulness is all about working with our five senses (see, touch/feel, smell, hear, taste) and learning to be present.
Wouldn’t you want to stop the “worrying process” in your head?
Your thoughts, your attitude and your emotional responses will become more balanced, and you become a better decision-maker as well.
Trust me, this works!
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
What do you do to feel happy?
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