HEALTHY COMPUTING EMAIL TIP 548: GOODWILL
As workload increases and job pressures build, we sometimes feel frustrated, irritated, angry, or resigned. At times we may even think that our coworkers don't care or want to help. These negative thoughts are natural when we are frustrated and tired but may increase neck and shoulder tension. Reduce worksite tension and spread caring and hope when you SEND GOODWILL.
HOW TO SEND GOODWILL:
Begin with yourself. Sit quietly and for a moment focus on diaphragmatic breathing. Let your exhalation go slower and slower. Now, inhale slowly. As you exhale, imagine that as you blow your breath out and that your breath carries the feeling and intend of goodwill (the positive potential for growth combined with a sense of peace and comfort) to a person.
Whenever you think of someone with whom you are having difficulty, send the person goodwill as you exhale.
Practice sending goodwill every time when you think of a situation that produces conflict. Anticipate the situation by sending goodwill to reduce the negative interactions.