2 min

175-Use Your Voice Everyday Happiness - Finding Harmony and Bliss

    • Self-Improvement

The research indicates that using your voice is really important for a sense of social connection with another person.   


 


Transcript:


 


Welcome to Everyday Happiness where we create lasting happiness, in 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 the research indicates that using your voice is really important for a sense of social connection with another person. 


 


So while I don’t think that devices, those smartphones, those mini-computers in our pockets are necessarily awful, they also don’t help us tailor a sense of social connection with others.  We’re always texting.  Right? 


 


I’ve started adding voice text to my messages.  Whether that’s in the DMs or a text.  It’s not perfect, but if I can’t see the person, I want them to feel my voice.  


 


This is so interesting because urban planners are always talking about green space and playgrounds and bringing people together.  Well, when people are together, they have an opportunity to use their voice and make social connections - even with strangers.  


 


In fact, just this morning.  I was in my home office and noticed a county truck and county worker jump out and look at my grass, by the sidewalk.  Since earlier in the week, there were county trucks on my street looking for a water leak - I thought I would ask this guy what’s up.  


 


I walked outside, coffee cup in hand, and just simply asked if I could help him? He told me he was just changing the meter caps on all the water meters in my neighborhood.  I told him that I was so happy to hear that since earlier in the week the crew was out on my street looking for a water leak.  We both laughed and agreed this was the guy I wanted to see first thing in the morning, and not the other crew.  It was a 2 minute encounter, but I turned around and I had a smile on my face, it was nice, it felt good.  I quickly peered through the window of my office and the worker also had a smile on his face.  There was nothing to the conversation, just being nice and I felt that tingle of happiness.  It felt good. 


 


I invite you to use your voice for good.  For kindness.  For gratitude.  And come back to use and let us know how it makes you feel.  You can always reach us at @everydayhappinesswithkatie on social.  You can get this podcast delivered to your inbox and reply to those messages as well.  I read every single one. 


 


 


Get Everyday Happiness delivered to your inbox by subscribing at: https://www.katiejefcoat.com/happiness


 


And, let’s connect on social at @everydayhappinesswithkatie  and join the community on the hashtags #IntentionalMargins and #everydayhappinesswithkatie on Instagram


 


Links:  https://onamission.bio/everydayhappiness/

The research indicates that using your voice is really important for a sense of social connection with another person.   


 


Transcript:


 


Welcome to Everyday Happiness where we create lasting happiness, in 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 the research indicates that using your voice is really important for a sense of social connection with another person. 


 


So while I don’t think that devices, those smartphones, those mini-computers in our pockets are necessarily awful, they also don’t help us tailor a sense of social connection with others.  We’re always texting.  Right? 


 


I’ve started adding voice text to my messages.  Whether that’s in the DMs or a text.  It’s not perfect, but if I can’t see the person, I want them to feel my voice.  


 


This is so interesting because urban planners are always talking about green space and playgrounds and bringing people together.  Well, when people are together, they have an opportunity to use their voice and make social connections - even with strangers.  


 


In fact, just this morning.  I was in my home office and noticed a county truck and county worker jump out and look at my grass, by the sidewalk.  Since earlier in the week, there were county trucks on my street looking for a water leak - I thought I would ask this guy what’s up.  


 


I walked outside, coffee cup in hand, and just simply asked if I could help him? He told me he was just changing the meter caps on all the water meters in my neighborhood.  I told him that I was so happy to hear that since earlier in the week the crew was out on my street looking for a water leak.  We both laughed and agreed this was the guy I wanted to see first thing in the morning, and not the other crew.  It was a 2 minute encounter, but I turned around and I had a smile on my face, it was nice, it felt good.  I quickly peered through the window of my office and the worker also had a smile on his face.  There was nothing to the conversation, just being nice and I felt that tingle of happiness.  It felt good. 


 


I invite you to use your voice for good.  For kindness.  For gratitude.  And come back to use and let us know how it makes you feel.  You can always reach us at @everydayhappinesswithkatie on social.  You can get this podcast delivered to your inbox and reply to those messages as well.  I read every single one. 


 


 


Get Everyday Happiness delivered to your inbox by subscribing at: https://www.katiejefcoat.com/happiness


 


And, let’s connect on social at @everydayhappinesswithkatie  and join the community on the hashtags #IntentionalMargins and #everydayhappinesswithkatie on Instagram


 


Links:  https://onamission.bio/everydayhappiness/

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