I’ve been talking to people lately and one thing has been a common theme. They don’t laugh at work. That amazes me because I laugh all the time. I laugh at me, I laugh with my family, I laugh at my dog (he doesn’t love that) and I definitely laugh with my customers. Partly because I LIKE my customers. They are fun people! But also because I find it isn’t fun to take things completely seriously all day long. There are too many difficult, stressful, sad things at work to be serious.
So I highly recommend:
Look for things to make you laugh. I subscribe to a Podcast called Jews Telling Jokes. They are the oldest jokes there are but they at least make you roll your eyes. That counts as exercise, right?
Talk to people who make you laugh. Call fun people at the beginning of your daily call list – then you will be someone else’s fun person to call!
And if you find a joke that makes you laugh, send it to a couple (KEY WORD – COUPLE) people who would agree.
At the end of the day, you will have laughed. And since most people don’t like to laugh alone, you shared your laugh. And that person shared, and then next, and so on. Look what you started!