Joy is yet another critical component of the positive edge. After all, without joy, how much positivity will you have in your life? But, joy isn’t easy for everyone to come by. Take a moment and consider when was the last time you felt pure joy? Maybe you’ve never felt it at all. Well, it’s time to change all that.
The Power of Feeling Good
Learning how to feel good is one of the most important things you can do for your life. It’s also the one thing you must get right in order to move forward in your career. It’s a simple concept, but not always easy to master.
When you feel good, uplifted and motivated, you’re excited and optimistic. There’s nothing in life that can’t be accomplished when you feel this way. The influence of positive energy on a person, especially that which comes from joy, is immense.
The power of joy isn’t just found in how it makes you feel, but also in what it makes you do. Positive energy and the joy that extends from it make you a better leader. These feelings change how you treat others so that they’re more likely to trust you, more devoted to your success and more likely to feel valued by you.
Ready to get that joyful feeling? Try a few of these tips:
- Think of someone who makes you happy. Get a good mental picture of the person (or animal) and think about the things that they say or do when they cheer you up.
- Spend more time with people you love. Often, it’s the special people in our lives who bring us the most joy. Make a weekly or monthly date to spend time with the individuals you most enjoy seeing.
- Do volunteer work. There is a certain kind of lasting joy that comes from helping others. Dedicate some time to directly helping organizations that matter to you.
- Play. Just because you’re “grown up” doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy playing. From Frisbee in the park to board games on family night, playing is fun and gives an immediate spike of joy.