I read a quote on Instagram today that said “you’re a human BEing not a human DOing, focus on who you want to be and you’ll be lead to actions to support that.
I love this because some of us get so caught up in not liking our every day tasks at work that we forget where doing those tasks for a bit may lead us. We complain about things that bother us or frustrate us, ignoring how those experiences are shaping us for the future.
Who do you want to be?
Showing up to work dwelling on something a coworker said that offended you a few days ago is not productive for you.
If you’re a negative self-talker, fighting that is a daily process. You can’t pump yourself up one day and think it’s ended the negativity forever.
Work to make sure your happiness does not lie in another.
People will always disappoint you – it’s sad, but true. It won’t always be of their doing. We can’t control whether a friend moves away, a significant other loses interest, or a family member dies.
If another person is the key to your smile, your world will fall apart when they fail, and it’s up to you to pick yourself back up.
This negative stigma around selfishness needs to be fought. Yes, we should be there for and help one another to the best of our abilities, but not to the detriment of our own health.
Notice where your happiness lies today.
The hardest part about being a creative person to me is needing an outlet. I get bored easily, I constantly need to listen to music, read, watch tv, sing, play an instrument…anything where I can watch/tell a story and experience emotion.
Kind of hard to do sitting in an office all day, right?
That’s where color coding my email comes in. Or making a game out of my tasks with prioritizing and setting new deadlines to race against the clock.
Challenge your mind to have some fun this week 😊