Forbes recently published a piece on how being happy at work boosts your productivity. I am sure you’ve experienced this on a personal level. The days that you’re happier are the days you might have finished a lot of action items and ticked off a lot of those to-do check boxes.
There may be a hundred different techniques we each use to bring a smile to our faces on an otherwise dreary day. It may be something as simple as plugging in your iPod at your desk to steal a couple of minutes and listen to a favourite song. Or it could be logging onto Twitter for a few minutes to catch up on the latest trends. You may have a secret collection of jokes stashed away under your monitor, or you may resort to listening to a humourous podcast.
Nothing beats a hearty guffaw to lighten up the workplace.
If you’re looking for a reason to laugh, Michael Kerr runs a great series of articles and podcasts on humour at work. Do take a look. He has written specifically about how to add that touch of laughter to your work day.
Gethppy came up with a simple list of those seemingly trivial, but emotionally motivating things that add a smile to an employee’s face.
So, why don’t you tell us what makes you smile at your workplace? Is it any of the points in the articles cited above, or do you have other tricks to turn a frown upside down? We would love to hear from you!
Here’s to a better living!