Are you tired from all the bully boss blogs? Tired of all the negativity and “gotcha game” complaints that go from co-worker to co-worker? Do you play in the CYA arena and get stocked with all the gossip at work?
The month of December is the most gossipy month of the year. Office parties often lead to smirky comments about partners, clothes, and crappy surprise gifts (the ones that no one is to spend more than $5.00 on).
Here is the antidote to the ugly side of the holiday stress. It is simple and yet not easy to do: BE KIND.
In the journal “Evolution and Behavior” there is a great study. (Do we really need a study for what I am about to say?) Kind people are actually perceived as better looking than those who are rude – and it has nothing to do with perfect facial features.
Biologist David Sloan Wilson, PhD states that altruism is seen as an important trait and we are genetically programmed to see helpful and kind people as more appealing.
Not sure how to show kindness? Here are a few ideas:
Happy holidays and happy kindness. It won’t take the stress out of the month of December. It will however, sweeten the days.