After spending two days cooking a meal for family and friends (then spending the next few days eating it!), I was thankful to complete hosting Thanksgiving and readying my home for the Christmas season. In the midst of pulling out boxes from the garage, I realized it’s time to have fun!
So we hopped in the car and drove an hour and a half to find snow, so we could go sledding.
We had so much fun sliding down the hills, making an Olaf snowman, and just enjoying ourselves.
When have you made quality time for friends or family, and participated in a fun activity?
If you’re anything like me, you’re trying to finish off the last quarter of the year powerfully, but at the same time, I have to remember to have fun. This is something that I have to schedule, or else I might forget or procrastinate doing it.
A recent study was conducted in Japan, where Microsoft shifted their employees to a four day work week. They found that productivity increased by 40% and they were happier. Hmm…
The study showed that workers who decreased their hours were less stressed and happier, which caused them to be more productive. Similar studies were replicated by other companies and yielded the same results. They found that when people worked less hours, they found ways to be more productive.
See… you can get more work done if you make time for fun!!!
So if you’re anything like me… an entrepreneur, mom, wife, family taxi, and personal chef during the holidays… you might find that you can get creatively productive when you have something fun to look forward to… like a Girl’s Weekend (which is coming up! WooHoo!).
What brings you joy? Going to the movies, a concert, a play, or a comedy show? Or taking time to do some self-care and go to the spa to get a massage, or grab a nice novel and curl up by the fireplace with some hot chocolate or eggnog with Brandy (or Fireball)?
Take time to have fun. Your family and business will thank you for it… trust me!