Typically we look to have fun outside of work life; but it’s equally important to have fun with the people you spend the majority of your time with day in and day out. Moreover, just as we deliberately plan our personal fun-time, I believe we should be more deliberate in our attempts to ‘stop and smell the roses’ at work and with colleagues.
These fun events don’t need to be elaborate nor do they need to take a lot of work to plan.
Here’s one example of a recent fun outing we had, and although small it was very rewarding for everyone involved (including the cats):
I heard that a Cat Cafe had recently opened in our home town of Santa Barbara, CA. Being a cat owner, I was super excited about this, as were other office cat lovers. Cat Therapy exists for a few reasons: to play with dozens of cats (helping socialize them and make them more adoptable), reduce your stress and put a smile on your face, with the final hope that you fall in love and apply to adopt one. Since this opportunity popped up, I thought Jaime might enjoy taking a break and hanging out with some kitty cats since he doesn’t have one to go home to (tear).
As Cat Therapy reminds us:
It is like totally scientifically proven impossible to be in a bad mood inside Cat Therapy.
These experiences, even just for a short amount of time (less than 2 hours for us) are good for the soul. However, after our session I think they miss named Cat Therapy…they should call it Human Therapy. Here’s the proof:
Have any fun events you’d like to share? Please comment below, we’d love to hear about them. We’re always looking for new ideas.