Anne Kreamer points out in It’s Always Personal: Navigating Emotion in the New Workplace the greatest things in life that bring us to happiness “are the things we chose to do.” It is by recognizing our own power to choose which helps navigating how we control and choose to live our own life.
As we navigate the day-to-day in life we attempt to build our emotional intelligence in order to move forward to accelerate our creative path. It important to recognize that sometimes people will not always get along and many of us speak in different languages of communication. At the end of the day how you treat people and how you are treated affects the balance of how we feel in the workplace or at home.
It is by bottling up our emotions and not asking the right questions which can lead us to more stress in our lives and stifle creativity. The bottom line is we have the power to choose how we want to live instead of depleting our happiness quota. The most important tool is to recognize your own emotions and then move forward learning how to navigate the source of the conflict which may be bringing you down.
Anne Kreamer sums it up perfectly with the advice given to her from Anne Sweeney, the President of Disney/ABC TV on managing creative people “I think emotion is critical to the creation of content. I love people who unabashedly tap into their inner lives, because the people who dig deepest in their personal stories come up with the best things.” It is those things which propel us to be better and create for the joy of happiness.
Just as many bloggers share their inner lives they are at their best because they are able to tap into their emotions and dig deep coming up with thought-provoking posts. The best way for creative types to seek this happiness is to step outside of their surroundings and tap into the environment around them. It is by taking the time to go on a hike with your children, or a photo walk in a city which can lead to inspiration and new ideas leading to greater happiness.
What helps to fill your happiness quota? Is it breaking free from the routine and tapping into your creativity?