2013 is nearly over. I can say it was a Hard year, in spite of some satisfaction. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of being multitasking and I can’t take the anxiety and impotence I’m sized with every day when checking a longer and longer list of “urgent things to do”. Excuse me for being self-regarding.
The end of the year is a time for inventory, gifts and good intentions: I’ll try to give a few tips for a happier 2014, or a “Lighter” one, at least.
Mindfulness could be a possibility, yet this technique obviously requires great care and the result is not direct (I’m reding the very interesting book “Search inside Yourself” by Chade-Meng Tan).
Waiting to reach True Happiness, let’s not focus on the negative and let’s settle for a less tiresome way of living.
On this point, could be useful these 10 Ways To Make Your Office More Fun by Miles Kohrman posted in FastCompany, with data on the tangible effects of fun in increasing workplace happiness and productivity (WOW! have published some articles about this topic).
First of the 10 tips is Dog at Work (WOW! agrees!) followed by happy hours and communal lunches, gruop exercise, funny decoration of your office (like the balloon-office in the photo Florian Boyd or the Aluminium foil office prank).
You might find these hints a bit student’s, but the effect is certain.
Some Companies include even fun among their shared values (ConTe, for example created the Ministers of Fun, who organize events and parties).
I know that fun is not synonymous with happiness, but a laughter is always good for one’s health and… quoting Bakunin, “it will bury” those, who don’t agree.
Interactive editorial by Renata Sias, editor WOW! Webmagazine