I have a white board in my office that I use to track objects, scribble ideas on, and write messages to myself.
Last week, I scrawled in multiple colors “have fun!”
I love my work, and I get to spend a lot of time with great people. Sometimes however, I get into a rut of grinding stuff out. I just forget to have fun and to love what I’m doing.
Admittedly, this is not a fun time (pandemic, inequality, climate, politics…), and having fun does not change the workload or influence the external forces.
Nevertheless, reminding myself to find joy in the things that I love doing can improve my day. It isn’t life changing, but it is an incremental improvement.
Think about one thing you will be doing today that you enjoy doing, and intentionally have fun with it.