It’s hard to turn down something that will help you be happier and more successful at work. Activating joy as a fundamental quality of mind and emotions will power a more uplifted and engaged mind. And it can start with a simple shift in our inner narrative.
Here’s an Experiment
Consider your job with this outlook: “Work is a drag. I haul myself out of bed every morning. Throughout the day–incompetence, things don’t go right, a lot of stuff I’m going to have to put up with. And maybe I’m not good enough either. Why haven’t I finally made it to where I thought I’d be at this point in my life? How am I going to put up with work today?”
Now imagine showing up for your workday, full of meetings and tasks, with that mindset. How do you feel when you think about it? Probably not so good.
Now take a full breath in, a full exhale out.
Consider your job again with this outlook: “Today I choose to go to work. I could, if I really wanted, choose not to go. But for now, it benefits me to go: I can grow, feel purposeful and support myself (and family) financially. There will […]