The more you look at situations and problems with a positive attitude, the more fun you will have. Guaranteed! A smile just exudes positive energy! So keep smiling! And keep making your workplace enjoyable.
When you do a great job or complete a project, don’t forget to celebrate your accomplishment. Stop for a moment and recognise your achievement! Treat yourself in some small way and enjoy the moment. Buy yourself an ice-cream!
Office work can get repetitive sometimes, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck in the same routine every day. Designate 15 minutes of your day to play a game of tetris, draw a picture, listen to a podcast, etc. Change it up every day to add variety to your workday! 15 minutes of daily excitement can boost productivity big time.
Office outings are great ways to develop relationships without the stress and restriction of work. Once relationships are built, it will be brought back to the office and will improve everyone’s work atmosphere! Go bowling.
Consider a day in which everyone is encouraged to wear a silly tie, shoes or shirt (eg. recently at Leaderonomics, everyone wore a traditional costume one day, and another everyone wore a silly hat). Be creative. Anything to generate a few laughs and quirky conversations to liven up the office!
Decide to have fun and make the most out of everything you do! Think of the most enjoyable part of your workday and keep a record of it. Keep the fun times at the top of your mind, consciously try to re-live those moments, and you’re certain to have many of them!
Keep your contact list active and healthy by calling 1-2 people every morning for 5-10 minutes. Catch up, keep it light.
Do something nice for someone else, and you’ll be rewarded ten-fold. A kind word, a small favour, or an unexpected gift can really go a long way! Even a nicely worded letter can help! All these tasks will take you less than five minutes to do.
If someone is doing a good job, tell them! Better yet, pass the praise on to their supervisor. Sharing positive feedback and acknowledging someone’s efforts is sure to improve your mood. Plus, the more you recognise people the more you’ll be recognised. Win-win!
A really pleasant way to brighten up your day (and the day of someone else) is to compliment someone. I assure you, it’s impossible to compliment someone sincerely and not feel great afterward!
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