Friday, December 25th, 2009
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Where we are free to talk about the hard, the fun, and the beautiful of our work week.
As the year begins to wrap up (no pun intended), I’m noticing a lot of shifts within myself.
The fear isn’t as overwhelming as it once was with a lot of the projects that I’ve been working on. It goes to show that putting in the time with you has really helped me grow. I’m getting better in front of the camera as well as doing interviews over the phone.
I look forward to my first TV interview. That will be a blast. Nothing booked yet, but I know it’s coming soon.
I’m also noticing that my ability to love has grown so much. I care more about you (the people who read this blog) and how I can make your working life more enjoyable.
Before I start. I hope you are spending this day with loved ones. If you are away on business then try putting a prayer in and you’ll feel closer to your loved ones. I promise.
OK, let’s begin…
Low energy level.
My energy level has been very low this week. I don’t think it’s the food or lack of sleep. I just think it’s a mental thing.
When Friday comes around my enthusiasm and energy wane. Now that the end of the year is coming, it’s hard to stay focused. I want to just relax and be with my family.
Earlier in the week I was chatting on Twitter and I hit a wall. I couldn’t stay focused. I knew it was time for bed. This was an hour before my usual bed time. I just went with it and still felt tired the next day. Go figure.
I started creating a theme of the week.
What I like about having a theme of the week is that it keeps me focused.
I’m focused on staying relaxed, finding fun, or staying creative.
I realize that I do better when I can micro-focus on an important part of my working growth. I was creating a workbook for an upcoming product and I couldn’t figure out which direction to take. I looked at my Twitter stream and remembered that I’m supposed to be enjoying my frustration.
I should just be with the emotions and not want life to be different.
It worked. I giggled at myself and switched to a new project for an hour. When I came back to my workbook, the answers came right out of me.
The first thing that pops in my head when I think of beautiful is my son, but I’m not going to talk about him every time.
So the most beautiful thing this past week was watching a woman drink her Starbucks coffee.
She had delight dancing in her eyes. She was going to enjoy that drink because she was so focused on all the goodness she was about to experience. There was no way she couldn’t enjoy its deliciousness.
Now that’s focusing on the beauty in her world.
I was going to wrap up my theme of the week in this post, but since I’m already wrapping up the week I’ll wait until next week. A little suspense is good for the soul.
What about you?
What has been hard, fun and beautiful in your life? I’ll see you in the comment section.
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