“Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.” ~ Mark Twain
Well…you get the idea…all week long.
How does your week normally go? You know, those times when you’re “supposed” to be productive. Maybe you work for yourself, and these times all start to cross fuzzy lines of time slots. Maybe you work for “the establishment” and have some general Monday through Friday hours workin’ for the man. Maybe you’re punching a clock and putting in your time. Maybe you’re looking for one of these, because the economic conditions of late have created lean times. Or…maybe you’re just filthy rich, and none of this matters.
Wherever you are in this spectrum, there are times when you’re “job” is to be productive (in whatever manner you define that).
Have you ever had one of those days where you’re headed out the door (or down the stairs if you work from home) and just think to yourself “Geez, I wish it wasn’t Monday already!” (or insert whatever moment feels right in there for you).
I think we’ve all had these moments. Moments when we just want to crawl back into bed. “Ugh.” “This isn’t going to be fun at all.”
Having moments like this once in a while, that’s okay. We’re human. There will be moments that get to us.
It’s when these become more than moments, when they become regular and recurring patterns. That’s when it’s time to stop and ask yourself if this job/career/position is really worth it. And if it is, is there some way to make the moments happier ones.
We spend a large number of hours in our lifetime being productive, in whatever way our talents/skills/ambitions take us. Except sometimes we’re not. And we’re not our best, and we’re not doing all that is possible when we’re not happy.
The work we do, our vocation — plays a huge part in the course of our lives.
How do you want to spend it?
How about if we could work happy? Or maybe even just work happier?
All part of the life we’re each living. Our time on earth, in these bodies we’ve been given — is finite. How do you choose to “live” that remaining time you have? Do you wake up in the morning and see the beauty in the day ahead? Or do you see the drudgery of deadlines, the rudeness of customers, the obstacles to deal with?
Today — put a little extra pizzazz in your step. Smile a bit more! Greet coworkers with joy in your voice! Listen more deeply. Do something a little bit goofy. Embrace your customers!
Find work you truly love and enjoy. Use recruiting software. Talk to friends.
Be the happiness you wish to see in this world!
Make Today Great!
Wherever today takes you, look at the happiness you can add to the day — for you, and for others! Everyone wins!