Last week I wrote about enjoying your job, even when you’re working super hard. I talked about finding things you like about your work… Things that are fun… Things you do that you have always wanted to do and now you can!
Finding those things and taking time to enjoy them is important. Here is another technique for enjoying your work.
Build some joy into your’ work day.
Your moments of joy do not have to be related to the actual work at hand. Instead, this technique is all about figuring out how to fold a few things you really enjoy into your work day… and then have fun doing those things!
Here are a few examples:
Go for a walk in the middle of the day. Just 10 or 15 minutes — or longer if it’s possible. And enjoy it! You can walk alone or with co-workers. Either way can be fun, depending on the kind of day you are having.
Bring a lunch that you are really excited about eating. Really! Enjoy it.
Bring food to share with your co-workers. This could be cookies or fruit, or anything you enjoy. Share. Experience other people’s joy at having a treat at work. Enjoy their enjoyment!
Pay someone a compliment. Send a card or tell them in person. Say thank you! Then enjoy the moment when they feel joy.
Bring gorgeous summer flowers into your office. Look at them often. Enjoy their colors and intricate details.