I’ve been leaning back towards my enthusiasm for sales recently (I used to work as a door to door salesman in the state of Victoria, Australia), and remembered its emphasis on attitude.
The immediate office was quiet today with people off sick and others off-site, and I realised the need to interject moments of fun into the work routine for me and the rest still here.
Once, when selling in Australia, I found a tennis ball outside a house. To pick up my spirits, I bounced it up and down and played catch with myself and anyone I was buddied up with. Joy is in the simple things!
Back here at my desk in London, I’ve got a stress ball. I took a quick break to turn around and offer a game of catch with my workmates.
Energy was uplifted, smiles sprang to life and we went back to work feeling (briefly) much better!
No one action creates a never-ending feeling of happiness forever, but repeat small injections of fun like this throughout the day, and you’ll help return everyone to work in a much positive mood.