We all can recognize the daily grind when it works its way back around. It’s something we all have to do and there’s no way around it. But, does it stop there? Even though you’re at work, and you’re working your way down the prioritized to do list, it doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to have fun whilst you’re at it! Remembering that productivity and entertainment are not mutually exclusive is essential, and being able to balance the two against and with each other is a must for good work and home life. So if you’re looking for some good, and subtle, ways to introduce a lighter atmosphere in your place of work, here’s some tips for you.
Try to Laugh More!
Laughing is contagious, so when you’re seeing or hearing something funny when you’re at work, make sure to share it with those around you. It’s a good thing to do if you work in close proximity with other people, and can make the cubicle a lighter place to be in.
Talk to Each Other
When it comes to communication, often enough anything meaningful can be lost amongst all the work orders and tasks you have to give out to each other. And yet, simply having a good conversation with a colleague can make work a thousand times more fun! The more you like each other, the better work becomes.
There’s a lot of benefits out there to having fun at the office. When you’re happy with what you do, you’re happy about everything you have to do, meaning you’re going to be healthier in the long run. So when you can talk to the people you work with in a friendly and appreciative manner, and they can do the same back, coming in for 9 am isn’t going to be so hard anymore!
Dig Out Your Phone
So we often consider the phone the number one productivity killer when we’re at work, seeing as it can be constantly pinging with notifications and it’s the gateway to our social media world. However, this can also be used for a little bit of good when you desperately need it.
There’s a lot of apps on both the Apple Store and Google Play, and that means you have so much to choose from when it comes to introducing more of a balanced lifestyle. There’s plenty of programs to help you be a bit more productive with what you do, and how to keep on time with everything you need to do! But there’s also a lot of games out there, and they’re not all childish. Take yourself into the world of fantasy by taking part in an attack on new empire with Final Fantasy 15, or simply download a music app to plug yourself into a local radio or get your favorite tunes played straight into your ears.
More fun at the office is something every business should try to achieve! Make sure you can laugh and talk with your colleagues.
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