Theme of the Week - More Listening Less Talking

sticky-noteI'm changing up my Monday post to see if we can't shake things up a little bit.

I've been struggling with 30 day challenges. They work well on tangible things like no sugar for thirty days, but when dealing with social aspects of work and our emotions, 30 days is just too long to focus. Especially for me. My ADD just kicks in and after a week I'm back to my normal routine.

So I've attempted a method that seems to work better for me. I have had a theme of the week for the past few weeks and it has worked well. My last theme was "relaxing my muscles at work."

I wrote 3 sticky notes with that message and applied it in 3 locations:

1. My bathroom mirror.
2. Inside of my wallet.
3. My office desk.

That way there was always a reminder nearby.

This week my theme of the week is to do more listening instead of talking. I feel like lately I've been waiting for people to stop talking so that I can start talking.

Very bad habit.

So this week I'm doing more listening. I mean really listening with my ear drums, eyes, and thoughts. We'll see how it goes.

I want it to be a more sensory experience instead of just trying to catch all the words and move on.

I'll update you in the Hard, Fun and Beautiful post.

What about you? Have you ever thought about having a theme of the week?

Let me know in the comments section, what would be a good theme (personal or career development) that could help you become happier at work?

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* Charlie of Productive Flourishing nailed it square between the happiness eyes with his post Your Happiness Counts.

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