I want my life to be fun. I want each day to be, on the whole, really enjoyable. Now, I definitely understand that there’s opposites in everything and unavoidable hardship and such, but I think that we do more of that to ourselves than otherwise.
I’ve made it a practice to wake up happy on purpose and enjoy my mornings. I’m not perfect at it, but I actually enjoy the vast majority of my mornings because that’s what I’m shooting for. So why not apply that to work?
It seems to be working. Again, not perfectly, because this is a new skill, but it’s kinda cool. Since i’m looking for the fun parts, I’m finding them. And sometimes in surprising places.
There’s a report I make at the beginning of the month. For a while, it’s been a drag because there was a lot of hand-entering information that I didn’t know how to automate. Well, this month, I finally figured out how to make it all work by itself. That was fun.
Getting the flash of insight that was the shape of the improvement, working out exactly how it needed to function to work properly, finding the last few functions that I needed to make it click, and finally piecing it all together was amazingly fun.
Yeah, I’ve probably gone insane. But at least I’m having fun while doing it.
Give it a try! What do you want your work days to feel like?