Happened to bump into one of my ex colleague a couple of weeks back, it was about 4 in the evening and he was looking worn down, tired and exhausted. Long face and the worry lines all evident. During the course of an exact three minute conversation he turned around and said “……it has become even more hectic Raj, the clients have become more demanding…. and it is the same rat race”. The unhappiness was evident even without asking the utterly useless question, How are you?
How can one give one’s best to life when one is unhappy from within? How can you inspire people around you to give their best when you yourself are unhappy? How can you spread happiness at home, when you are unhappy most of your waking hours at work? As Gandhi said, our live is one indivisible whole.
It is no coincidence, that Guruji asks only one question to people whom he meets. “Are you happy?”
Today spent some time catching up with HBR blogs and came across this wonderful piece of conversation:
Ans: As I am very aware how boring is to hear about other people being happy, I say only this: I get up every morning at 5a.m. simply because it is more exciting to start working than to turn around and sleep some more. I do seem to have a lot of energy.
says Stefan Sagmeister, a design studio owner who takes a year off from client work every seven years to boost his creativity. Gina Trapani has two interesting posts on taking a creative sabbatical at HBR blogs.
Go spend some time reading the posts, get inspired and be happy……and whatever you do…..spread the happiness.
If you are still feeling sad, depressed, unhappy, take some time out and connect with yourself at a much deeper level – start with the Art of Living Program. If you want to bring about a change in your workplace, the APEX program is the place to start by.