The systems of measurement of happiness or wellbeing are changing dramatically. Workplace culture is ever-evolving, even impacted by global circumstances such as the coronavirus pandemic. We are witnessing this shift in work culture to a hybrid style of working.
Employers look forward to retaining happy employees, so efforts are made to better understand happiness at work. They evaluate the thought process and feelings of their employees towards work and seek to gather information on the levels of happiness and wellbeing. An organisation that can recognise employee happiness can create a flourishing work culture.
Is there a relationship between thinking and feeling?
They are intricately woven together. We know that thinking and feeling are perceptions of the mind. The way you think can trigger feelings. Feelings are emotions that flow in your mind. Emotions can also influence your performance.
It is important to measure the involvement of their thinking and feeling capability. Failing to measure these parameters will result in not recognising the potential of an individual. The overall wellbeing of an individual should be determined by understanding certain fundamental factors. How they think and feel is the basis of these judgments.
When people think, they bring about ideas, beliefs, and opinions. They begin to have a personal and unique perspective on life. Thinking is shaped out of the experiences one has in life. Education also influences one’s thinking. Feelings are a flow of emotions - it could be sadness, joy, anger, excitement, and fear. We should strive to judge life positively and bring in a feel-good factor. It will help us to think well and practice compassion, empathy, and kindness.
The involvement of good thoughts and feelings serves to connect us better. It helps us to build strong social bonds. Evidence has shown that good bonding and emotional ties help us survive and even help establish a prosperous community. It makes us learn to offer support and protection, which are keys for survival.
Globally, we may have different ideas and beliefs, but our feelings are identical. What we think can have an impact on what we feel. It is necessary to identify our emotions so that our health is not compromised. We must learn to manage our emotions to avoid chronic stress.
Therefore, our thoughts and emotions should focus on a positive outlook – which will increase performance and productivity. Emotionally resilient people can lead better lives. They bounce back from a crisis. This is the result of cultivating positive emotions over time.
How can we cultivate positive emotions in us?
Learning to overcome our challenges and channelising our optimistic thoughts broadens our minds. When we learn to overcome frustration, anger, and pain it will help shape our outlook on life. We grow and evolve. We become more creative, recover faster from diseases, and sleep better. A positive attitude with feelings of gratitude, serenity, love, and respect for others develops within us – which then has a lasting impact on our well-being and health.
Begin identifying your feelings and think right. Learn to express your emotions in a safe way. Practice trust, hope, and inspiration.