The article 5 Ways to Spark Joy at Work, from the Live Happy website, provides 5 ideas that have been shown to increase joy at work. They are:
- Helping others
- Giving and receiving recognition
- Making friends
- Feeling a sense of accomplishment
- Working with a team
The work we do can be so demanding and our days so full that we can end up feeling drained. It was interesting to read the above list in thinking about the work. On those days that are especially taxing, it has most certainly been one or more of these points that have given me the stamina and endurance to continue.
For me, joy and hope are closely connected. When my hope quotient is low, I struggle to find joy. When I am more joyous, hope stays at the forefront. I feel lucky to work for an organization and specifically this program, which prioritizes joy.
Where do you find joy? How does joy show up for you, in this work? How can you share your joy with others on your team?
Celina Zins, Director of School Partnerships