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Mindful Mondays : Beat Post Lunch Slump

It is good for us to be mindful about our health.

A recent study suggests that lunchtime strolls can noticeably and immediately ‘buoy’ people’s moods and ability to handle stress.

Participants in the study were asked to partake in a 10-week walking program that entailed walking 30 minutes three days a week during lunchhour.

They also answered questions on an app on stress, tension, enthusiasm, their workload, motivation, physical fatigue and other questions related to work and life.

The results of this experimental group were compared with a control group where the participants did not walk.

After 10 weeks, the experimental group stopped walking and the control group started walking.

  • Those who walked during lunchhour felt more enthusiastic and relaxed and less stressed.
  • They were more readily able to handle the afternoon’s work
  • The participants were also found to have an increase in their level of fitness and other measures of health
  • Those who walked were typically calmer and more productive.




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Does Being a Kind Leader Pay?


Is it good to be a ‘nice’ leader to get people to like you?

Or is it better to be tough to inspire respect and hard work?

Or are both doable?

If you are a caring leader, would you be perceived as being ‘soft’?

If you are firm and keep your distance, wouldn’t your people know who is in charge?

Does being kind pay at all?

Developments in organizational research provide surprising answers to these questions.

  • Healthcare costs for employees with high stress levels were found to be 46% greater than at similar organizations without high levels of stress. Stress impacts health and  turnover.
  • Research by Amy Cuddy at Harvard Business School shows that leaders who are warm are more effective than those who lead with toughness.
  • A study by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) found that Happiness at work is more important than a high salary
  • When we work with people who help us, we are more likely to help others (and not necessarily those who helped us)
  • A good leader may literally be good for the heart. A study of 3000 employees found that leader behaviour was associated with incidence of heart disease in their employees!

Most of the research suggests that a compassionate workplace fosters engagement through the qualities of leaders such as genuine interpersonal kindness.

We have to start valuing kindness at work more.

And then maybe we will all be a little happier at work.



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Happiness and Goals: A Virtuous Cycle

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. ~Omar Khayyam

Why make resolutions when it is difficult to keep them?

Research proves that those who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to keep them than those who do not make resolutions.

Also it is believed that setting goals also makes us happy…














Article reproduced from http://www.dailygood.org/story/986/happiness-goals-countdown-lifecoachhub/

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During March, we celebrate an important global movement, the UN International Day of Happiness.

“The General Assembly of the United Nations has proclaimed 20 March the International Day of Happiness, recognising the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives. The UN invites member states and their citizens to observe the International Day of Happiness in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.”


What can WE do to help create more happiness in the world around us?

  1. BE KIND  What goes around comes around – and with kindness it really does…being kind to others increases our own levels of happiness as well as others’.
  2. BE FRIENDLY getting to know our colleagues helps create a sense of belonging and shared identity. It also helps to strengthen connections and trust and contributes to a happier workplace.
  3. BE MINDFUL looking for the good in others, valuing, appreciating and celebrating differences can go a long way in creating happiness all around.

We could also tweet a positive thought using #InternationalDayOfHappiness.

The best place to start is with our own daily actions.

Our happiness is part of something greater.

Let us make this world a happier place.

Let us be happiness evangelists for each other, for our customers and to society.

“People will forget what we said, people will forget what we did, but people will never forget how we made them feel”

Happy Happiness Day 🙂 🙂