Emotional health and moods are so critical in positively moving forward in life and as leaders in organizations. Moods impact how we show up, how we interact with others, and what actions we end up taking. We can be in negative moods such as resignation or resentment due to circumstances we are living in or have lived in or we can shift our mood to positive ones such as acceptance or ambition. Whatever mood we live in or are in right now impact how we perceive things and the actions that we take. I find that community is such an important component of having positive moods.
They say that 5 people who you spend the most amount of time with impact you. I say that healthy positive people and community support can truly enhance and create the positive environment that allow for more consistent positive moods and more ability to bounce back from set backs which can be inevitable in life and leadership. Supportive community is a key component for leaders to thrive as they provide perspective, support, collaboration, and a new way of looking at things if you are in a negative mood.
As a leader what types of communities are you a part of? What positive influences can you surround yourself with? Are you a part of networking groups, faith based groups, hobby groups? How can the help of community enhance your moods?
Monica Thakrar has over 18 years experience in business focused mainly on strategy, change management, leadership development, training and coaching resulting in successful implementations of large scale transformation programs.