You probably know the feeling of having a boring day, so I don’t think I have to explain that to you. But I want to give you three ways to instantly make that boring day a lot more fun; to shift the energy of the entire day and have more fun. Wouldn’t that be a good feeling? You may feel a little silly the first couple of times you try these, but you’ll get over it.
Now don’t you start making excuses, I’m not talking ballroom dancing here, I’m talking about rocking it to some music. I bet you know how to do that, even babies dance so just let loose. I bet you have some music that just gets you moving somewhere, just dig it out and do it.
If you’re in a work environment where you don’t feel like you can just break out and dance, bring your phone to the bathroom and dance anyway. Picture the secretary doing bellydancing moves behind the counter.
I know lots of people hate singing out loud because someone has told them they can’t sing. Bullshit I say! Everyone can sing, it’s just not everyone that can hold a clear note.
If you have to go on a long drive or spend hours alone in the archives, then put on some music and sing out loud. It does make a difference to the boredom. Can’t you just see the truck driver singing Waka Waka?
Use your imagination to find new ways to do boring tasks. There’s always at least one way to make things more fun. You can even doodle while doing the bookkeeping, or do origami at a stale meeting.
If you’re alone in a room, change your position. Who said you can’t write on a laptop lying on the floor with your feet on the chair? Should anyone complain, you can say that changing positions is good for your back and your circulation.
If nothing else, you can also use your imagination to imagine funny hats on people or make funny faces at the phone. If no one can see it, who cares?
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OMG! I can’t help but laugh on this on “Picture the secretary doing bellydancing moves behind the counter.” I won’t be doing any belly dancing in the bathroom nor in my office! haha I have to admit though, when I was single and use to dance around my house, I kept the weight off. I think I need to incorporate those routines into my married with furbaby life now! 🙂
I was actually going for a laugh there 😀 We could all do with a dance now and then 🙂 I’m going to try to do it more often
Ha ha! Some great ideas to inject a bit of fun! I love them! This is definitely one of the upsides to working from home – as many daft laptop positions and funny dance moves as I want!
Yes 🙂 I’m home alone between 8 am and 3:30 pm, and able to do pretty much whatever I want 🙂
Oh my gosh, are you peeking in my window? 🙂
I DANCE and SING all the time and not just when I’m bored, either. ROFL
This is so me, it’s scary!
Nope 🙂 I do a lot of that myself 😀 If it’s that good a description of you, we have something good in common 🙂
Love your post! I often dance behind the counter at the charity shop where I help out and only when it’s quiet of course, and I always sing along in the car (much to the horror of my teen daughter). But I do like your Imagine! ideas – definitely something to try out. 🙂
Sounds like you’re able to have some fun when it’s slow 🙂 The imagine ideas are really best for the more frustrating situations 🙂 Imagining that awful boss with a big, shiny red clown’s nose, for example 🙂
Great article and great timing. Only on Friday was I talking about bringing more fun into my life and here is your article giving me three main ways to do this immediately. This is a great gift so tomorrow and from now on, I’ll be dancing, singing and imagining. Thanks x
I’m glad it came to you at the right time 🙂
Not silly at all! I definitely dance and sing to get the blood going!
I do that too 🙂 Some do feel silly though, when they haven’t done it before