Everyday Happiness - Finding Harmony and Bliss
489-How Does Your Calendar Reflect Your Priorities

489-How Does Your Calendar Reflect Your Priorities

October 3, 2022

In this episode of Everyday Happiness, I invite you to look at your calendar, see where you are spending your time, and determine if it matches your priorities.   

 

Transcript:

 

Welcome to Everyday Happiness where we create lasting happiness, in about 2 minutes a day,  through my signature method of Intentional Margins® (creating harmony between your to-dos and your priorities), happiness science, and musings about life. 

 

I'm your host Katie Jefcoat and creating an ideal schedule with the things that matter is where it starts to get tactical.

 

Your calendar is your life.  It reflects how you use your days, your minutes, your hours, your years and it’s time to get tactical and make sure that our calendars are reflecting what matters most to us.

 

If your calendar is the life you are leading, let's make sure it matches the life that you want.

 

Yesterday, I mentioned that order is a high priority for me and having a clean kitchen helps me feel orderly, less chaotic and happy.  

 

If you want to run a 5K is the training in your schedule? If you want to start a side business, is the time devoted to that in your schedule? If you want to work on your spiritual growth, is the time devoted to that in your schedule? 

 

If spending time with family or your spouse is what matters most - does your weekly schedule reflect that? Does having date night with your husband matter - does your weekly schedule reflect that?  If volunteering is a high priority for you - does your weekly or monthly schedule reflect that?  

 

The more you can align your life with your priorities the more balanced you will feel.  We can still be busy doing all the things, as long as we’re doing the right things, the things that hold a high priority for us.  

 

Not everything gets equal amount of time it’s about doing the right things at the right time

 

And, just because something isn’t right right now doesn’t mean that it never can be.  For example if you are really trying to focus on growing your business right now, that might look like saying no to a dinner out with friends in this season of life.  You still have a high priority of connection with friends, but building this business and family might be a higher priority right now - in this season.  

 

I invite you to look at your calendar and see where you are spending your time and if it matches your priorities. 

 

And until next time, remember, kindness is contagious. 

 

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488-Why We Want That Happiness Feeling

488-Why We Want That Happiness Feeling

October 2, 2022

When we are setting priorities we need to be able to go beyond the "why" it needs to get done to the "why" it is a priority for us and our happiness. Tune in to learn some examples of how I do this in my own life. 

 

 

Transcript:

 

Welcome to Everyday Happiness where we create lasting happiness, in about 2 minutes a day,  through my signature method of Intentional Margins® (creating harmony between your to-dos and your priorities), happiness science, and musings about life. 

 

I'm your host Katie Jefcoat and we’ve been talking about the tactical part of priorities and creating Intentional Margins®, but today, I want to mix in a little of the why - the feeling we are trying to achieve.  

 

When we look at our calendar, (which we are going to dig into tomorrow), I want to be thinking about how I would feel.  So for me, having order is a high value, having a clean house and not seeing the mess helps me feel more balanced, relaxed, in harmony and happy.  Now, do I like cleaning, of course not, do I want to spend my time cleaning, absolutely not, is cleaning a high priority for me, does it excite me, no.  But I know that having a clean kitchen in particular helps me feel calm and balance and that is important to me so that looks like during the family meeting, which we do at 8:00am every weekday, my husband and I tidy up the kitchen so when I come home from dropping the kids off at school my kitchen is clean, and when my kitchen is clean, it makes me happy I feel like I can tackle the rest of the day.

 

When my laundry is done on the weekend so all of the children including myself have what we need for the week and my week flows better I feel more balance and I am able to tackle my week without the stress of having to throw in a load of laundry and stay up late to fold those clothes because that cuts into my sleep and sleep is a high priority for me.  Having enough sleep helps me be a happy person and achieve this harmony I’m after.  

 

I know that if I get to enjoy one cup of coffee in a quiet house and spend some time on this micro-podcast before my family wakes, up I’m a better mom.  It checks the 2 happiness boxes in the scientific happiness equation 1) of doing something I enjoy (sipping a warm beverage) and 2) writing and researching for this podcast (purpose).    

 

The more you can align your life with your priorities and how you want to feel, I believe the more balance (or harmony) you will feel.

 

Until next time. 

 

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487-Buffering Time For Your Intentional Margins®

487-Buffering Time For Your Intentional Margins®

October 1, 2022

When you think about the time you spend doing things each day, was it just an endless checklist or did you get enjoyment? Today, I challenge you to buffer your time. Tune in to learn more! 

 

Transcript:

 

Welcome to Everyday Happiness where we create lasting happiness, in about 2 minutes a day,  through my signature method of Intentional Margins® (creating harmony between your to-dos and your priorities), happiness science, and musings about life. 

 

I'm your host Katie Jefcoat and over the last couple days, we’ve been talking about time and balance and harmony and todo lists and how most of us desperately want to get off the hamster wheel and feel fulfilled - feel happy.  

 

Yesterday, I invited us to ponder the following statement:

 

If your todo list doesn’t create the life you want then maybe you’re doing the wrong things. 

 

We all have things that we don’t want to do like our taxes and change diapers and go to the dentist but we have more control over our life than we often give ourselves credit for. 

 

After we pay the taxes and change the diaper, what’s left?  If there is something on your todo list or on your calendar that isn’t really that important to you and you don’t really have to do it, then maybe it shouldn’t be getting your time.  This could be a process of extracting yourself from commitments. And I don’t want to give you the illusion that this can happen overnight.  It usually doesn’t. And, it always takes effort.  You have to do the work.  You have to ask yourself these hard questions of what are my priorities, what do I care most about? 

 

I hear people say all the time that “I don’t have enough time“.  I don’t have enough time to workout, I don’t have enough time to call call a friend, I don’t have enough time to get a haircut, I don’t have enough time to you can fill in the blank but the truth is you do have enough time you just need to decide what’s keeping you from prioritizing that thing if it’s important to you and where are the distractions that you can illuminate?  Is it possibly Netflix or Instagram?

 

If you don’t think you have time to work out or go on a date or call a friend, then I would argue that you need to look at where you’re spending your time.  Of course, there are seasons, and maybe this season is a new baby or a big work project, but these seasons will pass and time will look different next season.  So it’s being intentional about how we spend our time. 

 

Alright, until next time, crush that subscribe button.  If you want to get this delivered to your inbox, jump over to katiejefcoat.com/happiness. 

 

And remember, kindness is contagious

 

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486-Are You Charge of Your To-Do List or Is It In Charge of You?

486-Are You Charge of Your To-Do List or Is It In Charge of You?

September 30, 2022

Are you going through life checking off boxes, only to never feel fulfilled? In this episode of everyday happiness, we talk about whether you are controlling your to-do list, or if it is controlling you.   

 

Transcript:

 

Welcome to Everyday Happiness where we create lasting happiness, in about 2 minutes a day,  through my signature method of Intentional Margins® (creating harmony between your to-dos and your priorities), happiness science, and musings about life. 

 

I'm your host Katie Jefcoat and today we are asking ourselves, what does success look like for us when it comes to balance, rhythm, harmony, however you define this feeling of fulfillment.  We talked about this yesterday if you want to go back and listen.  

 

What I’ve found is that our todo list is filled with essential items like pay bills, go to the dentist and nonessential items like powerwash the front steps and organizing the junk drawer.  

 

No wonder we feel out of balance. No harmony.  

 

If you’re not careful you will spend your entire life checking boxes and feeling like you were on the hamster wheel of your todo list and not doing anything that matters most to you. 

 

This is when we take a deep breath and ask ourselves, what are our priorities and where do they fit into our lives? 

 

Instead of doing just anything, consider doing “the right things“.  I’m guessing cleaning the junk drawer (while I am sure important) and paying bills don’t actually carry the same weight, the same urgency, yet, we so often treat everything on our todo list as if it’s all important, when it’s just  - not.   

 

So, this looks like blocking time for errands and prioritizing what needs to get done first, doing what you can and then having time on your calendar to spend with the people you love or just to dive into that book you’ve been meaning to read - that’s creating your Intentional Margins®.

 

I want to ponder this question until tomorrow where we’ll continue to dig into this concept of time and harmony. 

 

If your todo list doesn’t create the life you want then maybe you’re doing the wrong things. 

 

I believe that when we feel that harmony, we can create that happiness we’re after.  

 

Until next time, make sure you tap that subscribe button and of course, a 5-Star review would make us so happy over here. 

 

 

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485-Balance, Rhythm, Harmony: What Works for You?

485-Balance, Rhythm, Harmony: What Works for You?

September 29, 2022

When working to find some kind of flow for your happiness, how do you find it? Tune in to understand how these three analogies may work for your life.   

 

Transcript:

 

Welcome to Everyday Happiness where we create lasting happiness, in about 2 minutes a day,  through my signature method of Intentional Margins® (creating harmony between your to-dos and your priorities), happiness science, and musings about life. 

 

I'm your host Katie Jefcoat and I believe that if you want to achieve the elusive balance in your life, however you define that, you need to first define what success looks like for you – you need to define what the finish line is, for you.  There are a million ways to do anything, but we need to be clear on what matters to us and how we are going to get there.  This micro-podcast is inspiration and Intentional Margins® is a tool to help you get there. 

 

I ask myself every quarter, every week and every day, ”what does success look like for me in this season, this week, this day”? 

 

Let’s talk about balance.  When I hear the word balance, I think of the scales of justice and everything being equal.  Well, it’s not.  Every day is different, every season is different.  To me, balance is illusive and frankly not what I’m after. 

 

So what if we called this feeling Rhythm.  Adam Grant used this term in a seminar I heard last year.  He said the chorus is the work and the melody is the family/personal life and together there is rhythm.  Perhaps this analogy will work for some. I can see his point that when everything is working together, there can be rhythm, but I often find in my life, it’s not that simple.  

 

I like the term harmony.  It’s the yin and the yang.  When they are pulled apart they are completely off balance, but when they are put together, they are in harmony.  Some days are more heavily focused on one aspect of life than others.  Different priorities.   Different days, different seasons.  There is no formula in my mind for the perfect balance or the ideal rhythm to make the music.  It doesn’t exist, there are too many variables, minute by minute.  So I like to think of harmony and know that I’m doing the best and I can.  And to tell you, you are doing the best you can. 

 

Tomorrow we are going to get more tactical and talk about how we decide where to focus our attention to create this sense of fulfillment and happiness.   

 

And, if you haven’t already, make sure you hit that subscribe button and if you feel inspired, please write a 5-star review, it helps us grow our micro-podcast.

 

Until next time.  

 

 

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484-Let’s Look at Your Calendar

484-Let’s Look at Your Calendar

September 28, 2022

Did you know that time and priorities have a direct correlation to your happiness? Tune in today to learn how it works and what you can do to improve your happiness levels. 

 

 

Transcript:

 

Welcome to Everyday Happiness where we create lasting happiness, in about 2 minutes a day,  through my signature method of Intentional Margins® (creating harmony between your to-dos and your priorities), happiness science, and musings about life. 

 

I'm your host Katie Jefcoat and Ashley Whillams over at the Harvard Business School reports that if you are self reporting as being time famished, having no free time – it’s just as bad for your happiness as being unemployed.

 

That’s why it is so important to have intentional Margins®. Not only do you get to do the priorities that matter most to you instead of continuing to check the box on the never ending todo list.  It also brings an awareness that you actually do have time to do what matters most.

 

If you work 40 hours a week and you sleep seven hours a night you have roughly 79 hours in the week to do other things -- I mean, you’re spending that time doing something, but what if, that time was spent more aligned with your priorities.  

 

Whillams calls this feeling of having enough time, time affluence. It is not about the objective amount of time you have, it’s about the subject sense that you have some time.

 

And it’s even more critical for our wellbeing and happiness that we have time for what matters.  Since this theory is a subjective measure of how much time we think we have, it means you can hack time affluence without objectively giving yourself more time. We all know there are only 24 hours in the day, no matter how good we are at multitasking.  

 

You don’t necessarily need to clear the calendar to feel more time affluent.

 

It’s identifying your priorities - and creating that Intentional Margin®. 

 

I invite you to think about something you want to have more of in your life and then, look at your calendar for this week and see if there is a way to either sneak in that time or plan for that time.  We’re not taking a grand vacation, we’re talking about reading that book you’ve been meaning to pick up, or calling that friend you’ve lost touch with. 

 

If you want a little accountability, pop over to social and let me know what you decided to make your Intentional Margin® this week.  We’re over @everydayhappinesswithkatie.

 

 

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483-Do You Really Need More Time?

483-Do You Really Need More Time?

September 27, 2022

Through satisfaction and making intentional choices to pursue a fulfilling life, we can be happy. Does this require more time to do? Tune in to find out in this episode of Everyday Happiness. 

 

Transcript:

 

Welcome to Everyday Happiness where we create lasting happiness, in about 2 minutes a day,  through my signature method of Intentional Margins® (creating harmony between your to-dos and your priorities), happiness science, and musings about life. 

 

I'm your host Katie Jefcoat and I wonder if when people say, I need more hours in the day, I’m overwhelmed, I’m stressed, I’m tired, I’m so busy.  I wonder if what they are really saying is that I just want to be happy.  

 

It’s this idea that I want to just sail off to a deserted island with only a staff that brings me pina coladas. You want to let it all go because that tug of overwhelm, stress, and busyness is so strong. 

 

Hear me out.  If we’re happy, we’re by definition, fulfilled on some level.  We’re not stressed and overwhelmed and feel like we are drowning in todos, we’re happy.  We’re maybe even content.  Can we be happy and overwhelmed?  Can we be happy and busy doing the things that are not helping us live this fulfilling life we’re after? 

 

The science seems pretty clear that happiness has 2 parts: 1) happy positive emotions, joy, contentment, love, with 2) satisfaction and purpose.  Together, you get well-rounded happiness.   And I would also say, you’ll get that feeling of fulfillment.  

 

Of course you can be abundantly busy and happy.  If you're intentional about your busy.  Right? 

 

So when we say we’re overwhelmed.  Are we really saying, I feel like I just need a little more happiness in my life?  Whether that’s part 1 of the equation, connection with the people you love, that positive emotion, or if it’s part 2, work you are inspired by, volunteering that excites you, a book you are writing. 

 

This is where the happiness emotion and how we spend our time collide into life fulfillment and Intentional Margins®.  If you don’t make time for the things that light your hair on fire.  The things that matter to you.  Are you really happy?   

 

So if we truly want to be happy, we need to look ourselves in the mirror and figure out how we are spending our time. 

 

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482-The Brain as a Glitter Jar

482-The Brain as a Glitter Jar

September 26, 2022

Our brains are like a jar of swirling glitter, especially when we are young. I encourage you to tune in today to get the full scope of this analogy and how to use it with your kids. 

 

Transcript:

 

Welcome to Everyday Happiness where we create lasting happiness, in about 2 minutes a day,  through my signature method of Intentional Margins® (creating harmony between your to-dos and your priorities), happiness science, and musings about life. 

 

I'm your host Katie Jefcoat and years ago I was listening to a talk by child psychologist and author Lisa Damour about raising kids, especially girls and she talked about an analogy she had heard of that seems so practical and effective for kids and adults that I wanted you to have this analogy too. 

 

But before I get into that, please consider subscribing and writing a review for Everyday Happiness on Apple Podcasts or Amazon Flash Briefings so we can spread happiness to others.  Apparently, until you have 50 reviews, it’s really hard to get noticed in this busy world, so we’d be so grateful for you to be one of the first 50.  You’d really be helping us out.  There is a link in the show notes

 

Back to the glitter jar.  Imagine you fill a jar with water and glitter.  Three colors of glitter: one to represent thoughts, one to represent feelings, and one to represent behaviors.

 

This jar represents your brain.  The jar is like our mind, and each color of glitter represents something different in our mind.

 

When the jar sits on the table, all the glitter falls to the bottom, the mind is calm. 

 

We wake up, we go to work, we do all the things and the mind starts to swirl.  The glitter starts to wake up too.  

 

We don’t want the thoughts and feeling to go away or push them down in our body.  We just want to be able to see clearly.  When the jar is all shook up, emotions are high, we can’t see clearly.  We can’t think. 

 

For adults, we also need time to calm down, to gather our thoughts, to have a moment and let the glitter settle so we can see and think clearly.  

 

In kids, because their prefrontal cortex is not fully developed, they literally don’t think like we do, and really need time to think and calm themselves down because the neurons in their under-developed brain are like the glitter and firing on all cylinders and not in the way grown-ups process, they are just not developmentally ready.  

 

So the next time you feel out of sorts, take a moment, and think of the glitter jar and let those emotions and thoughts settle a bit. 

 

You can Google “mind in a jar, glitter” and get tons of how-tos to make your own jar and scripts to explain this to your child.   

 

I hope this tip was helpful.  Until next time. Remember, kindness is contagious. 

 

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481-How to Increase Flow Experiences

481-How to Increase Flow Experiences

September 25, 2022

Continuing our flow discussion, this episode of Everyday Happiness provides actionable advice on how to increase your flow experiences.  

 

Transcript:

 

Welcome to Everyday Happiness where we create lasting happiness, in about 2 minutes a day,  through my signature method of Intentional Margins® (creating harmony between your to-dos and your priorities), happiness science, and musings about life. 

 

I'm your host Katie Jefcoat, and today we are continuing our discussion on "flow." I want to share a few methods which Sonya Lyubomirsky writes about in her book How of Happiness.

The first recommendation she makes to increase flow experiences is first to control attention. Essentially, to control your attention, you must give it your full focus. Rather than wondering what’s for dinner or checking your phone for the 10th time that hour, you must rid yourself of distractions to keep your attention on the task at hand. It isn't easy, but with practice, it will get better.

The second method to increase flow is to adopt new values. How she recommends doing this is to be open to new and different experiences as well as activate a drive for learning something new all the time. When you are trying or learning something new, do it with the wonder of a child rather than an adult who is too afraid to fail.

Third, she recommends learning what flows for you. Recognizing when flow works for us can be tricky, especially when we have preconceived notions of what or when we flow. For example, a study performed demonstrated that workers actually flow more when they are at work when performing high-skill tasks than they do when they are completing leisure activities at home.

However, when asked what they would rather be doing, workers regularly stated that they would rather be doing something else while working but keep doing the same thing at leisure. This misrepresentation is not beneficial, so it is important to evaluate yourself with an open mind.

Next, Sonya recommends transforming routine tasks. Let's face it; not every chore we complete can be fun, but by inserting microtasks into it, we can initiate a flow. An example she gave was us tapping our fingers to the beat of the music when driving. It is simple, but it takes effort and will keep your mind from wandering away from the road.

Next up is flow in conversation. You know those times when you get so deep in a chat with someone that you lose all concept of time…and end up being the last table sitting in the restaurant? This is what you want to aim for. If you find your mind wandering off in a conversation, give your all to listening to exactly what the person is saying, explore internally how it makes you feel, and expand the discussion with follow-up questions. The key point here, though, it to listen more than you talk.

Sonya also recommends pursuing "smart" leisure and "smart" work to increase your flow experiences. What does this mean? Smart leisure means taking on fun activities that activate your flow. While decompressing by watching tv or playing games is fine, you don’t want to spend the whole night doing it.

Smart work means identifying meaning in what you are doing. Rather than thinking of it as a 9-5 requirement to pay the bills, think of it instead as a way to help someone achieve their dream, improve their lives, receive comfort, or whatever works for you. Through a positive lens, you can enter the flow state easier than if you dread every minute of the day.

Lastly, you want to aim for superflow! Superflow is when you are all in on whatever you do with no concept or care of the outside world. You love it and want to keep going. Just keep in mind that superflow must come in moderation as it can be addictive. You never want superflow to hinder your responsibilities.

That's all on flow experiences for today, but I am curious. What gets you into a flow state or even a superflow state? Share with us in a 5 star review or on social @everydayhappinesswithkatie 

 

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480-Getting into Flow Experiences

480-Getting into Flow Experiences

September 24, 2022

To achieve greater happiness out of everyday tasks, it is critical that we understand and pursue “flow experiences.” Tune in today to learn more! 

 

Transcript:

 

Welcome to Everyday Happiness where we create lasting happiness, in about 2 minutes a day,  through my signature method of Intentional Margins® (creating harmony between your to-dos and your priorities), happiness science, and musings about life. 

 

I'm your host Katie Jefcoat, and today I have a question for you. Have you ever become so involved in a task that time literally flies by? You aren't checking your watch? You forget that you're hungry or that your back hurts from hunching over? We often hear of people experiencing this when they play a sport, pray, talk with a dear friend, play a game, or work on a beloved hobby.

I’m sure that you have felt this before, but there is actually a name for it and a way to use it for your own happiness. This concept is called a “flow state,” and it was coined by Mihaly …hold on…gotta say this slowly….Csikszentmihayi (chick-SENT-me-hi). Phew..that was hard! We are just going to call him MC from now.

When MC coined this term, it was with the definition that a flow state is when a person enters a state of intense absorption and involvement with the present moment. Essentially, you are ALL IN with the moment, with very little concept of your surroundings or the passing of time. Prior to learning this term, me and mine called it “being in the zone.”

MC believed the key to a good life was frequently achieving the flow state. Sonja Lyubomsirky points out that this is a delicate balance. An activity, no matter what it is, that is too challenging and goes beyond one's skill can create stress or anxiety. Whereas an activity that is too easy can leave one feeling bored and restless. The flow state sits right in that sweet spot between, challenging you just enough to keep your full attention but not so much that it freaks you out.

Fortunately, we can experience the flow state in almost everything we do, whether at work, hanging with friends, or even cleaning the house. But why is it good for you? First of all, you are obviously deriving enjoyment from the activity. Second, it is rewarding. You know that feeling when you get so in the zone that a ton of stuff gets done? It's a significant accomplishment! We feel good about doing it. So good, usually, that we try to replicate it.

Now, here is where people run into problems. As you know, the more you do something, the easier it gets. So, for example, if practicing rollerblading gets you into the flow state, eventually, it will no longer be challenging enough to hold your attention. Your body adapts and it becomes something you can do with no thought. Therefore, you will have to make the activity harder, like learning spins or tricks, to achieve the same flow state. Challenging ourselves and making it just a bit of a struggle is the key.

Now that we understand the flow state make sure to tune in tomorrow to learn how to increase your flow experiences.

Until then, take a moment today to spread a bit of kindness to the world. And remember to follow me on socials! 

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