Seriously, folks! You need to have fun at work.

Again, I have met people who are lamenting their work and yet not take any action to change the course of their life. I wonder why they subject themselves to a subpar work life when it is 9 hours a day, 45 hours a week, 180 hours a month and 2160 hours a year wasting your breath, cursing the fact that you can do better. Then go on and do better!

Why torment yourself in a job you don’t love, month after month, years after years? You need to put the bread on the table, pay the bills, you hold on your job as tightly as possible but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a roving eye and search for a better job at the same time. A job that you feel passionate about, something that makes you feel contributed to the society or allow you to gain satisfaction and achievements in your role.

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If you are not having fun at what you do, stop. Ask yourself why. Where’s the fun gone to? At each and every job, even as a freelancer taking on individual projects, I made sure I have fun and learn at the same time. Life is too short to be at some dead end job, gruelling at meaningless tasks just to make ends meet. Find out what you enjoy most at your work and focus on that, even try to hone your skills on that area. Unless you are telling me the only time you enjoy most at your workplace is either lunchtime, tea break or knock off time, then RUN! Run as far as you can from your job because you obviously hate your time there. If you don’t call hating every minute of your life spent at your work desk a waste of time, I don’t know what’s your time is worth.

However, I know most of us fall in between loving what we do crazily and a full on hatred for our jobs, we just live a mandate work-life with an occasional spark every now and then. Not too happy about your job to say it is your dream job yet you don’t exactly dislike it enough to call it quits. So what do you do? You live with it and quips to anyone with a listening ear. A mediocre 9 hours each day while you compensate with your passions and hobbies over the weekend.

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You can change all that. Not all at once if you can’t take drastic move but bit by bit, you can take hold of your own career and determine what you want to do with your 9 hours everyday.

  • Change by identifying what you enjoy doing. You need to know what are your passions before you can work towards the change.
  • Change by a pure determination to make sure you do everything within your means to change.
  • Change by following your heart and listening to what your senses are telling you.
  • Change by resisting cowering towards change and lean towards comfort and familiarity. Don’t procrastinate.

Whether it is taking an extra class to learn a skill or start a new network in an industry that you always wanted to join, the first step is crucial to your change. Life is way too short not to have fun at work. If you are not having fun at what you do, ask yourself honestly, why do it? Is there an alternative or a way out? Only you can change your situation, nobody can.

Do you agree with me that change can be made? A penny for your thoughts right at the comments below.


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22 replies on “Work Life Matters: We Need To Have Fun

  1. My Kally, excellent suggestions, but! Can I put my two cents in? All of this takes place in our lives in the perfect design for our lives. None of it comes to pass before the set time for it or all to happen in the personal journey of our lives.

    Take time to have fun? Indeed! I just woke up thinking to write my next post with a humorous slant. After all, my wacky life is enough to entertain many of my friends. So, it might entertain even my new found Friend Matthias Sager! On to my task, dancing away even when there is no rain in these hotsy topsy summer days! Much love, thiaBasilia. πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to visit me. I miss you. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Thia! I kept forgetting to say this but I love receiving your email updates and I never forget to visit you at least once each week but sometimes I forgot like or comment on your posts. Big hugs and take care my friend. Write more!

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      1. I always think of you. Wondering about your little princess. I got one myself now. Maria. Beautiful.
        Thanks. I’ll write more. Will post again later on today. Been fulling optimizing my next book, LOVE–The End Of The Matter. The Power Of Love. This time? I am being careful to do a proper launch. Father leads all the way! Much love, thiaB. πŸ™‚

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        1. Yes, I read about Maria from one of the email you sent me. She must be super adorable. And I love the name Maria, so graceful and pretty. Send some of my love to her, some of my blessings to her family and most of my hugs to you. Xoxoxo.

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          1. Oh Kally! How encouraging. Did you get my email with the link to the book Fresh Start? I described the whole blessing of Maria’s arrival. Let me know if you got it or not.
            I did not get any responses. I suspect it might have gone into the trash bin. Will see. πŸ™‚

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          2. Yes, I’ve got that email and enjoyed reading it. Some parts are exciting, some are joyous. I can tell that at times you were anxious on the arrival of the baby.

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  2. I do agree and I think one of the first steps is to realize what you actually want to do, which might take some silence and thinking at first. Also, when I was first transitioning towards more writing, I read this quote on someone’s blog, “If you are a writer who works at Starbucks, then you’re a barista…you’re not a writer,” meaning, whatever you spend most of your time doing is what you are. Lastly, a friend of mine told me that if he wanted to perform in public playing guitar, then he should practice 100 hours for every hour of performance. I don’t know how true that is, but I imagine you do have to practice a lot. My point again many times we spend hours doing something we don’t like or want to do and “save the weekend” as your post says to do what we want. I’m almost certain that’s not how life is intended to be lived. Apologies for the long comment πŸ˜‰

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    1. No apologies needed. You sum it up quite nicely. Too many people end up not doing what they love in real life. I’m one of the lucky ones who love what I am doing whether when I was a manager or now a freelancer. I don’t think I can ever compromise that.

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  3. Great post and wise words…planning for a fun-filled life becomes more and more important the further we move from childhood…or else, before you know if, it’s drudgery and stress and (as you said) waiting for the weekend and trying to fit a week’s worth of fun into a scant couple of days. And, no two days can stand up to the expectation that it make up for 5 days worth a “blahs”. Thanks for sharing your uplifting thoughts and practical advice πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for dropping by MiddleMe and share your thoughts. It is true what you said. I couldn’t see myself staying at a job where I don’t have fun and have no passion. It’ll drain my energy and happiness away.

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