The Art of Being/Wellness
The Art of Being
By Randy Miller, Chief When Officer, When®, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Reno, Host, with contributions.
Two-thirds of all US workers are unhappy and unproductive according to a recent Gallup poll. Think about your team, two out of every three aren’t reaching their full potential. This disengagement has affects for your colleague’s happiness and health, but also the bottom line of your business. These are real stats.
Are you one of them? What are you doing about it?
The good news is, we are all executing our established routines and habits flawlessly. High Five! Coffee in the morning, listening to the radio on the commute, doing a quick email scan for what we missed…etc. The bad news is that our ‘regular’ habits are formed out of routine, but not thoughtfulness. Or even mindfulness. For ourselves!
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. – Peter Drucker
Do your habits support your own happiness, purpose and well-being?
There are many simple, proven tools that can help you craft your habits to move the needle on engagement and well-being. Look at what current bad habits you need to replace with positive ones. Science based research shows that on average it takes 66 days to form a new habit. Here are two WHEN® tools to help you.
Mindful WHEN 6®
Want to make a life changing commitment to yourself that only takes 6 minutes every day? If 6 minutes seems like a long time, you split it into three, two minute sessions.
Every morning upon waking up, noon [find 2 minutes], and at night take 2 minutes, close your eyes and ask yourself. What am I grateful for? What did I learn today? What did I do well?
It’s a simple concept based on science and WHEN® methodology that shows how gratefulness, positive imagery and reliving experiences can positively impact a person’s thoughts. 24 hours in a day. 6 minutes. Think about it.
Top 10 – Randy has your Top 10!
What are 10 things that you can do every day to make you happy? They can be easy and simple and most likely you are already doing them, just inconsistently. Don’t put goals on this list, just simple actions that support who you want to be. This is ‘not’ cleaners, bank, grocery store; this is YOUR TOP 10.
· Taking a deep breath before your first sip of coffee
· Making the bed
· Say I love you to someone
· Stretch when you have to pick something off the floor
· Eat one healthy meal
· Read a book
· Play with your kids or animal
· Floss (teeth or otherwise😊)
· YOUR LIST. Try it!
Every list is different and highly personal, but don’t feel you need to do anything dramatic or new. Choose 10 things that you already do, but want to do daily. Post those ten things where you can see them every day – make the list the home screen on your phone, tape it to the back of your phone, post it in your car and the mirror of your bathroom. Enjoy this.
Don’t be afraid of CHANGE.
Randy is the Founder & Chief When Officer, www.findyourwhen.com
David hosts Care2Act and attracts mindful, thoughtful, ‘caring’ topics. He loves what he does!
Let’s all ‘care’ a little more on a daily basis and think about our own art of BEING. WHEN IS NOW®!