Welcome to “Swift Seven,” a new blog post format that I will use on occasion to share a very quick, but helpful list of seven tips related to a topic.
Before I give you the seven tips, don’t forget that we are in the 10-day launch period for my new book, and you could win a surprise package from me! Click here to read the details, watch a video, and enter the drawing (no purchase required for the drawing.) If you buy the book this week, you can get a free personality assessment as well! Please tell others about these special opportunities–they expire midnight Sunday night!
Now, on to the “Swift Seven” tips to enjoy your workday:
1. Start the day with a brief moment of inspiration at your work space. Read a quote or devotion, say a silent prayer, look at an inspiring photo.
2. Plan to bless one coworker with an uplifting word or small act of kindness. Then do it!
3. Start a list of things to be thankful for at your job, or add at least one item to an existing list.
4. Take a moment to stretch and breathe deeply.
5. Organize or decorate a very small part of your work space. Perhaps cull a file or two, straighten a drawer, or do a little dusting. Look at my “Creative Workspaces” board for inspiration.
6. Take a reasonable break. Don’t work through your entire lunch. Take a moment outside and try to notice something about the building or landscaping you’ve never seen before.
7. Express thanks that you have a job, remembering those less fortunate.
Bonus: Buy the Boost Your Workplace Morale: A Practical Guide for Employees (and their Managers) book to have a handbook of ideas and discussion prompters handy.