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
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!
Phyliss Francis, MA, CLC, PCC Business Coach, Strategist & Speaker
For 22 years, Phyliss has been coaching and facilitating motivational and educational programs for entrepreneurs, executives and visionaries. She has extensive
experience in the areas of business, personal growth and spirituality.
Phyliss helps entrepreneurs find where they are leaving money on the table through her Profit Mapping System, and assists with maximizing revenue by streamlining
systems, and restructuring packaging, marketing and sales. Phyliss is a faculty member of two International Coach Federation (ICF)-accredited coach training programs,
and a Professional Life Coach.
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