Joyful Work? How does it help you “Stand It Good”?

bw lady headband MediumYou might find yourself wondering why I chose the word Joyful to talk about my goals for our work. Why not happy, joyous, ecstatic, peaceful, productive, successful, or others?

I chose Joyful because to me it connotes a deeper sense of self than those other words.

Joyful is happy plus peaceful.

The peace that comes from being true to ourselves, then use that self-connection as a foundation that supports us in creating a more joyful experience of our work.  When we experience that flash of connection with our core self it’s pure bliss. We KNOW that we are more than our bundle of things, ideas, worries, and even our joys.

Because we human beings tend toward the negative it’s a constant practice to keep reminding ourselves that almost every situation has a joyful side.  Sometimes it’s easy, some times it’s really challenging.

The more often we practice, the easier it is to let go of our worries, fears and “shoulda, coulda, woulda’s.”  We are love, and spirit, and connection to something larger.

That’s JOY-FUL.

“Standing it Good” means expecting and accepting good things in our lives, and one way to do this is to create joyful work.  Then use those positives to create a foundation of joyfulness that supports us through challenges, and makes the good times even better.  If you want ideas for specific actions to take, click on Reminders & Practices under Categories on the right. Or even better, share yours below in the comments, or get the book.

And go Create Joyful Work.  What better time to practice than on a Monday afternoon?

What are your practices or reminders that help you Create Joyful Work? Please share by commenting below!


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