Work in a team and see the ben­e­fits

Bray People - - LIFESTYLE - CA LO DAG H M CUMISKEY’S Well­be­ing & Med­i­ta­tion Calodagh McCu­miskey teaches med­i­ta­tion and yoga. She of­fers busi­ness well­be­ing pro­grammes for busi­nesses and weekly med­i­ta­tion classes in Wex­ford and Water­ford 087 1335230 | info@spir­i­tualearth.ie | www.spir

WHEN peo­ple are well they do well in life.

This moves to a whole new level when we co­op­er­ate and col­lab­o­rate with oth­ers.

As Henry Ford says, ‘If ev­ery­one is mov­ing for­ward to­gether, then suc­cess takes care of it­self.’

We are so­cial be­ings and alone can achieve very lit­tle. Even the solo artist needs an au­di­ence for his or her mu­sic.

So much of our per­sonal well­be­ing em­anates from our re­la­tion­ships with oth­ers. And so much of how we re­late with oth­ers stems from how we re­late with our­selves. Are you at one with your­self or are you at war with your­self? Are you on your own team or are you self-sab­o­tag­ing and fight­ing with your­self. Our own self-care and self-re­flec­tion rou­tine will clearly guide us in these mat­ters. Most of us al­ready know and see our own pat­terns.

At least some of them. When we un­der­stand our pat­terns, and re­flect reg­u­larly we can gauge our re­la­tion­ships bet­ter. Med­i­ta­tion is a great tool to help you sit with your­self and ob­serve the pat­terns more closely. How am I help­ing things and how am I hin­der­ing things? Yoga is a very pow­er­ful prac­tice to aid self-de­vel­op­ment and bring har­mony and bal­ance within and in life. Feed­back from oth­ers – from a great men­tor, boss, or friend or fam­ily mem­ber is a great help in un­der­stand­ing how we ap­pear to oth­ers and re­late in a team.

If I am truly on my own team, then what I think, feel, say and do will all point and move in the same di­rec­tion. I will feel bal­ance and har­mony within.

And nat­u­rally this har­mony and bal­ance trans­fers to and evolves in re­la­tion­ships with oth­ers. As within – so without.

If we main­tain a good re­la­tion­ship with our­selves, that is a great ba­sis of hav­ing good and sup­port­ive re­la­tion­ships with oth­ers.

For when we are happy in our­selves, this is a great start­ing point from which to re­late with oth­ers. Strong and con­struc­tive re­la­tion­ships with oth­ers cre­ates an ex­cel­lent and en­dur­ing foun­da­tion for a happy and suc­cess­ful life.

A fun­da­men­tal of good team-work is trust. When we trust and can rely on our­selves that is a great ba­sis for trust­ing oth­ers. And when peo­ple are se­cure and con­fi­dent in their own abil­i­ties, and can fully cel­e­brate the suc­cess of oth­ers, every­thing and any­thing is pos­si­ble.

When we are com­pas­sion­ate and for­giv­ing with our­selves we can eas­ily ap­ply that in our re­la­tion­ship with oth­ers. When we have high stan­dards for our­selves and ap­ply that to re­la­tion­ships, we are ready to en­cour­age and sup­port oth­ers im­prove and grow in their cho­sen area of fo­cus and ex­cel­lence. Team work is about be­ing ea­ger to help and sup­port oth­ers and also be­ing happy to be helped and sup­ported. It is a two-way street.

Team – To­gether Ev­ery­one Achieves More. When true team work is achieved, ev­ery­one wins and all as­so­ci­ated are en­er­gized and trans­formed by the pos­si­bil­i­ties of work­ing to­gether. A good leader helps this but ev­ery mem­ber of the team has a role and a part to play in mak­ing it hap­pen. We all have that in us.

A sig­nif­i­cant part of our abil­ity to re­late well with oth­ers em­anates from our re­la­tion­ship with our­selves. When we are happy in our own skin, we are happy to cel­e­brate oth­ers great­ness too. No­body is ‘self-made’. We reach our goals only with the sup­port of oth­ers.

We are all part of teams – in fam­ily, at work, in our com­mu­nity and in any group, we are in­volved in. Team­work has a huge part to play in our well­be­ing. When teams work well 1 + 1 = 11 and there are no lim­its.

Team – To­gether Ev­ery­one Achieves More.

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