Are you seeking to be a leader that people admire, one whose team is motivated and engaged? A leader who faces each day with a smile, no matter what comes, and leaves feeling satisfaction despite the challenges of the day? A nice reminder from Jacqueline Whitmore on the benefits of kindness in our lives and that of those around us.
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8 Effortless Ways to Make Kindness Part of Every Day
Kindness is Contagious
An interesting read published on INC Magazine on scientific proof of how negativity affects our brains. We often practice "venting" in the office, then try to mobilize ourselves back into action and solution-mode. Of course others can spend a greater amount of time expressing dissatisfaction or complaining. What I learned from this article is that perhaps we need to pay attention to how much time we actually spend in this negative space as there may be consequences beyond affecting our own mood or that of our co-workers Something I used to do while in the corporate world was to take a break, take a lap walking around the parking lot of the offices. Maybe you have some different strategies.
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Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science
Steeping yourself in negativity has seriously terrible consequences for your mental and physical health. by Jessica Stillman http://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/complaining-rewires-your-brain-for-negativity-science-says.html
As a Monday pick-up, here's an interesting question posed on QUORA - How can I Motivate Myself to Work Hard? Here are two responses (links below) one published in INC Magazine by Mathew Jones and another by Nelson Wang on Quora. While there is some overlap in the articles, there are elements in both articles that resonate for me. Have a great week!
"Motivation is a lot like happiness; when you look for it as something outside of yourself, it dissipates."
8 Unique Ways to Challenge Yourself to Work Smarter by Matthew Jones
Stop complaining and start reframing.
Self-Improvement: How can I motivate myself to work hard? by Nelson Wang