Mindful in 5 Podcast

Insight - Be Cheerful

March 17, 2023 Spiwe Jefferson Season 3 Episode 79
Mindful in 5 Podcast
Insight - Be Cheerful
Show Notes Transcript

Have you ever asked someone how they were doing and had them hinge their response on how the day goes? 

On the other hand, have you ever noticed how contagious someone's cheerfulness can be? When you're around someone who is genuinely happy and upbeat, it's hard not to feel the same way. But the opposite is also true - negativity and grumpiness can bring down the mood of those around us.

Studies have shown that cheerfulness has numerous scientific benefits for employees in the workplace. Research suggests that a positive and cheerful outlook can lead to higher levels of job satisfaction, increased productivity, and better overall health. When employees are happy and cheerful, they tend to have higher levels of engagement, creativity, and problem-solving abilities. 

Cheerful employees are also more likely to have positive relationships with their colleagues, which can improve team dynamics and collaboration. Additionally, cheerful employees tend to have better physical health, including reduced risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, and better sleep quality. All of these benefits can contribute to a more positive and productive workplace culture.

Cheerfulness is not an innate and unattainable characteristic. It is a skill you can choose to cultivate. 

  • Start by focusing on the good things in your life, no matter how small. 
  • Take time to appreciate the beauty around you, whether it's a sunny day or a blooming flower. 
  • Practice gratitude by keeping a daily journal or taking a moment each day to reflect on what you're thankful for.
  • Cultivate a positive mindset. Instead of dwelling on problems or negative experiences, focus on finding solutions and learning from challenges. 
  • Practice positive self-talk by reminding yourself of your strengths and accomplishments.
  • Make an effort to spread cheer to others. Smile and make eye contact with people you encounter throughout your day. Offer compliments and words of encouragement. And remember, even small acts of kindness can have a big impact, whether at home or at work.

So choose to be cheerful today and see how it can transform your mood and the mood of those around you.

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00:00 Spiwe Jefferson

Welcome to your Mindful in 5 podcast invitation for the week, a quick thought to help you operate from your peaceful path. In response to asking a coworker or family member how they're doing, have you ever had someone respond with something like, wow, we'll see how the day goes and then I'll tell you. Sometimes we surrender our personal peace to external events. We wait to see what the day will bring in order to decide how we feel inside. This week, I invite you to choose to be cheerful. Wake up each morning, making a decision that you will be light, bright, and at ease no matter what the day brings. 


Spend focused time in the morning meditating on that intention. Visualize what being cheerful will look like for you as you navigate the day. First, we think, then we do then we become. So just start with that positive thought and intention. Try invoking cheer this week. And then visit the Mindful in 5 LinkedIn page and post your thoughts and share how it went. Until next time, this is Spiwe saying be of good year. Be mindful and be well.


01:26 James@DiscovertheVoice

Thank you for listening to Mindful in 5. If you enjoyed it, share it with a friend. Follow and rate it on your favorite podcast platform. Pick up your signed copy of the book in journal from SpiweJefferson.com or unsigned copies from Amazon, Barnes and Noble or wherever you get your books. Visit SpiweJefferson.com to download sample chapters of the book, watch videos and become a mindful ninja. Join us on the LinkedIn Mindful in 5 group and share your thoughts. Until next time, be mindful and be well.