“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day”~ Alice Morse Earle ~
I don’t know about you, but after a hopeful start to 2022 thinking that this year was going to be different to 2020 & 2021, lately I have found myself at times struggling to remain hopeful and finding joy in general.
Between the war in Ukraine, the recent spread of Monkey Pox, COVID-19, global supply chain issues, food shortages, floods . . . . (the list can go on an on), it is very easy to become focused on the issues/problems and lose sight of the tiny and not so tiny things that give joy in ours and other people’s lives.
Last Monday saw me hit rock bottom, when I got to work only to experience the feeling of being completely let down in a massive way. For me that was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.
I unknowingly had reached the point that I couldn’t take any more disappointment. Like so many other people, the last 2.5 years has been one of continual challenges, and uncertainty. People’s physical and mental health has suffered.
I wanted to curl up and retreat from the world.
I had a workshop to run on Wednesday, and tickets to the opening night of the German film festival in Melbourne for the same day.
I wanted to cancel both of them, but I had made a commitment, and I wasn’t prepared to let others down. I’m glad I didn’t, this is what I needed to help bring joy to myself and for others.
I am so grateful to the support given and which continues by others including my boss. I couldn’t have gotten through the last week without them
You can follow the link to my LinkedIn post about the Introduction to Modern Resume Writing workshop and German film opening night below. What that post didn’t tell you, was how I felt broken emotionally at the time.
I’m a work in progress, but I know Action for Happiness Org’s calendars help me to be hopeful and resilient for a more positive outcome. I’m still hopeful that I will have a long delayed meet up in Germany with someone pretty special.
With this in mind, I want to give back to others, and I have decided to share tips, strategies, resources, my thoughts throughout June for ways that we can find ways to be joyful for ourselves and help others be joyful.
These are based around Action for Happiness Org’s Joyful June calendar, and include tips on how to find joy through career exploration including resume writing, work relationships, your overall wellbeing
I’m looking forward to sharing ways ‘Joyful June’ tips with you