Creating Joy

Published: October 4th, 2019

First the good news: Your inner critic is out grazing and there is new room for joy in your life! There are a number of tools and techniques you can tap into that can teach you how to break unhealthy patterns and create well-being and authentic joy. However, every tool is not for everyone.

Now the bad news: According to the International Labour Organization, work stress has been identified as a factor in fifty to sixty per cent of all lost working days. According to their analysis reasons behind this alarming trend include information overload, intensification of work and time pressure, high demands on mobility and flexibility, being constantly on call due to mobile phone technology, and last but not least, the worry of losing one’s job.

Who has time to look for joy?

For some people it is an unexpected external event that forces them to change the course in life or work for the better. However, no external change will lead to meaningful, lasting change unless there is a corresponding internal shift to support a new direction. Old patterns die hard. Guided imagery and mindfulness interventions work for some, for others it is prayer, counseling, reading or poetry – or sheer grit. Alpha Element training focus is on a new approach to internal and external communication as a method to take charge and generate an internal shift that moves you toward joy and purpose. In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson: What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.  You are the good news! Own it.

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