Fun: What are the things that you can do to reduce stress in the workplace? In what ways can we enjoy our work and can increase our productivity?
Fun: In What Way Can Fun Increase Productivity?
I enjoy my work. The requirements of the job are simple yet fast paced. The tools are a lot of fun: email, Internet, desk phone, and a smartphone. The clients and applicants are bright and creative, often very successful. The information in my industry evolves in refreshing ways.
Saying “No” to Distractions
For me, to enjoy my work, I must say “No” to distractions.
Calling friends, surfing the web, playing video games are all distractions.
These things distract from my work. Furthermore, they from the things I enjoy in my work.
Distractions, of course, make me less productive. They also create tension with the things I enjoy about my work.
By saying no to distractions when I am working, I can focus on the joy of work itself.
The Present Moment
When we live in the present moment, we are not ruminating about the past. Nor are we worrying about the future.
In the present moment, we are using a part of our brain where thinking becomes a flow. Our mind stops analyzing the details of our work. We can enjoy doing our work.
How to Be Serious
People associate work with toil, stress, and pressure. And, work can be filled with toil, stress, and pressure.
However, people who think this way are the people who choke when facing a challenge. They are the place kicker who misses the extra point. In basketball, they are the player who misses the winning layout. They are the closer in baseball who walks in the winning run.
People who see challenges as fun still take their work seriously. However, these people focus on their work and trust that the results will take care of themselves.