Humor Tips at Work and School
by Dan Gascon
Believing it is healthy, acceptable and necessary to use humor at work and school is the new wave of the second millenium.
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”
“There are no Menial jobs. Just menial attitudes.”
William J. Beaumont
“Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.”
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
If you feel things are too serious in your situation, understand that you may be believing the old saying; “If your having fun, you can’t be working.” Logic tells us this is just not the case. People who truly enjoy their work and school can’t wait to get there and can’t really tell the difference between them and play. This is sometimes confused with being a “workaholic” but the people who are fun loving toward their work are less stressed, do a better job and are filled with pride. They are often the among the most popular, love to play, are witty, energetic, creative and positive, are great teachers and just fun to be around.
Using your sense of humor at work and school is the perfect tool to get more pleasure out of your day. If you feel blocked from doing so, there are three major reasons why;
1. YOU FEAR WE MIGHT OFFEND OTHERS.
2. YOU BELIEVE WE WON’T BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY.
3. YOU THINK OTHERS WON’T ALLOW YOU TO HAVE FUN.
If you use your humor appropriately, in moderation, respect the boundaries of your situation and give people time to get used to the idea of initiating humor and having some fun, you will be surprised how quickly it is accepted and anticipated. Introduce it gradually with small steps and take your cues from others attempts it will be embraced and adopted quickly.
In our fast-paced world, people and good organizations are always looking for solutions to combat stress and burnout. Humor is the happiest tool for any business to sweeten success!
Humor at Work and School
* Reduces Stress
* Boosts Morale
* Facilitates Change
* Improves Communication
* Relieves Boredom
* Builds Confidence
Always remember to make time to break from your work and studies to relax and recharge with fun, smiles and laughter. Here are five tips to help you along:
1. LIGHTEN UP. Things can only be as serious as you want to make them.
2. LET GO OF YOUR NEED FOR CONTROL. You can’t be on top of everything and everybody at all times.
3. EMBRACE CHANGE. It is a constant. Work with it.
4. BE SPONTANEOUS. Be willing to break form your routine.
5. SMILE. It is the curve that sets everything straight.
Copyright 2005 by Dan Gascon. Founder of Humor for your health. Reprinted with permission. Reach Dan at www.humorforyourhealth.com