Have Fun At Work By Tricking Your Mind
Whether your an employee, contractor, or a business owner. There’s nothing more dreaded than Monday morning. That means we need to leave the comfort of our weekend (if you get one) and get back into our daily grind. Yeah, work is hard and stressful. That doesn’t mean you can’t have some kind of fun integrated into your work.
There’s several ways you can integrate fun into your work to help make your day easier. One of those ways is through gamification or as I like to call it “Bribing Your Mind”. You CAN be bribed by yourself. Turn your work into a game with targets and achievements that you need to reach within a pre-determined time. If you reach your goal, you get a reward. An example from personal experience, one time I had a project that needed to be completed. I kept putting it off and putting it off until almost the last minute. At the same time I REALLLLLY wanted to go to the local arcade and play some video games. However, I knew i would not feel good about being at the arcade if I had work that needed to be done. SO! I used this dilemma to my advantage. I talked myself into getting the project done by bribing myself with a visit to the arcade. I knew not only would I feel better going to the arcade with a clear mind but I’d also feel amazing because that project I kept putting off is done! I wasn’t wrong. Find something that works for you and you’ll find your productivity increase drastically.
Add Some Fun To Your Work Space
Allow yourself small pleasures when it comes to your work space. It’s much easier if you’re in a home office but most employers usually don’t mind a knick-knack or two on someones desk. Find something that will bring you out of your work for a moment and into that zone of “fun” within your mind. Not only will it provide a brief moment away from the thick of it all but you may also find that your creativity is sparked! Perhaps you have an epiphany on a problem you’ve been desperately trying to solve. All because you allowed your mind a moment to relax and have a bit of fun.
Here’s a few fun examples of items to have around the office: