This monday morning, as you look forward to the work week ahead, what are you thinking?
Are you dreading the week that’s just begun, thinking about all the hard work, unpleasant encounters and unfinished business?
Or are you looking forward to doing great work and having fun with the people around you?
Everybody’s work week contains a little of both, and how you feel about the week ahead may mostly depend on which parts of the week you focus on. Are you thinking mostly of the boring staff meeting on thursday or that fun team event you have planned for later today?
So your monday mission is to make a list of all the things you look forward to this week. It can be anything: An exciting client meeting, a fun project, joking with co-workers, meat-loaf day in the cafeteria (presuming you like meat-loaf), etc…
Make a list of at least 5-10 things you look forward to at work this week and write them down on a piece of paper.
The very act of making the list may lift your mood and make the week more fun – even the less fun bits. And if you can’t think of a single thing you’re looking forward to in this work week, then maybe you should be thinking about finding a new job instead :o)
The Chief Happiness Officer’s monday tips are simple, easy, fun things you can do to make yourself and others happy at work and get the work-week off to a great start. Something everyone can do in five minutes, tops. When you try it, write a comment here to tell me how it went.