Today is International Fun at Work Day!!! Take time to celebrate. Check out PlayFair’s great ideas to have fun at work. If you missed out on the party today – just tell them tomorrow that it’s your make-up day. There are some more great ideas here and here. There’s lots of ideas – wear a funny shirt, have a dance competition, brighten up your desk with a funny poster, figure out nicknames for your team, or bring your pet to work (in pictures if pets aren’t allowed in the building.)
Of course most of us already know that today is April Fools Day. Today is also the start of National Humor month. April 1st is a great day to spring back into humor. Revitalize your laugh box, warm up your humor muscles.
If you have a serious case of Adultitis, you might want to visit Kim and Jason’s Escape Adulthood. If you don’t know what Adultitis is, it’s possible the disease has progressed to terminal seriousness. Be sure to check out the article “The Office Guide to Adultitis.” Visit your favorites like Michael, Dwight and Stanley to see how they rate on the Adultitis meter.
Many of us plod through our days, busily trying to complete ever-higher piles of paperwork while keeping on blinders on to the sunshine and laughter of the “outside world.” The problem is that this behavior robs us of joy, fun and creativity during half of our life! One can’t survive long in a no-fun zone. If the stress doesn’t kill you, you’ll could become a mindless zombie who is as good as dead anyway.
Instead try to incorporate some joy and entertainment in your day. Work hard AND play hard. Make sure to take your break time. Turn lunch time into recess. Visit Recess at Work to find great ideas to celebrate Recess at Work Day on June 17th. Try to do something fun everyday. If you have benches outside near a tree, consider putting up a bird feeder. Buy ice cream bars for a cool afternoon snack. Bring in fresh flowers or simply dress in all orange for the day. (Or you could dress in all blue so that whenever anyone asks how you are you can respond “I’m feeling a little blue today.”)
Check out this article to see How Zombies Can Learn to Have Fun. Look at funny pictures at Cute Overload and Awkward Family Photos. Use today to help keep that unspoken New Year’s resolution to “have more fun this year.” That’s one resolution that you’ll want to keep.
For a few more ideas try these spots:
Note: So many people find work miserable and unpleasant. If you can have fun there, you can have fun anywhere! Good luck!