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Create A Sense of Belonging

Create A Sense of Belonging | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Having a sense of belonging is a common experience. Belonging means acceptance as a member or part. Such a simple word for huge concept. A sense of belonging is a human need, just like the need for food and shelter. Feeling that you belong  is most important in seeing value in life and in coping with intensely painful emotions. Some find belonging in a church, some with friends, some with family, and some on Twitter or other social media. Some see themselves as connected only to one or two people. Others believe and feel a connection to all people the world over, to humanity. Some struggle to find a sense of belonging and their loneliness is physically painful for them. 

Some seek belonging through excluding others. That reflects the idea that there must be those who don't belong in order for there to be those who do. Yet a single instance of being excluded can undermine self-control and well being and often creates pain and conflict.

A sense of belonging to a greater community improves your motivation, health, andhappiness.  When you see your connection to others, you know that all people struggle and have difficult times. You are not alone. There is comfort in that knowledge.

 

Dr. Gregory Walton developed a belonging intervention he called Attributional Retraining
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Want to Be Happier? Stop Doing These 10 Things Right Now

Want to Be Happier? Stop Doing These 10 Things Right Now | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Happiness—in your business life and your personal life—is often a matter of subtraction, not addition. Consider, for example, what happens when you stop doing the following things.
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We educators are challenged by these 10 things. We have data to collect, analyze, and share; we have behaviors to manage in the school; we have tests to administer and get students to perform on; and we have reflection as part of our professional practices. Complexities and complications are our daily bread, so we may fall on short cuts that lead to preaching, controlling, criticizing, interrupting, and blaming. Each of these 10 things can eat away out our well-being and happiness, but those mentioned seem to be an occupational hazard that we don't always recognize or confront. 

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Want a top job? Do the math

Want a top job? Do the math | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
A rundown of the five worst and best jobs for 2011, according to CareerCast, including what the jobs pay, job prospects and working conditions.
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The 10 Happiest Cities to Work In - The Happiest And Unhappiest Cities To Work In Right Now - Forbes

The 10 Happiest Cities to Work In - The Happiest And Unhappiest Cities To Work In Right Now - Forbes | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
This list of the happiest cities to work in, compiled by careers site CareerBliss.com, is based on analysis of more than 36,000 independent employee reviews between Nov. 2011 and Nov. 2012.
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10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9C Adjust your thermostat then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:51 PM

Two very important themes are mediation and healthy relationships. Work is an unhappy place for many and those who have positive relationships outside work are happier.

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The CIA's Best Kept Secret – Employee Retention? :: Refresh ...

The CIA's Best Kept Secret – Employee Retention? :: Refresh ... | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Though it may not be the right fit for everyone and the actual daily routine may pale in comparison to the way it's portrayed in Hollywood, the men.
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9 Daily Habits That Will Make You Happier

9 Daily Habits That Will Make You Happier | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
These minor changes in your daily routine will make a major difference in your life and career.
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I have seen this particular suggesting when reading the book Crucial Conversations: "Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation." It also leaves you open to actually focusing on the problem/challenge at hand so that solutions can be found. 

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The 15 Most Suicidal Cities In America

The 15 Most Suicidal Cities In America | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Can't beat Vegas.
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A number of reasons for each city.

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