Do you guys know what today is?! It’s Fun At Work Day! At least, I think it is. I’ve seen some conflicting dates for it, but I am pretty sure it’s on the last Friday of January, which is today. In case you’re a novelty holiday savant like me and are aware of the very similar International Fun at Work Day on April 1st, this is a different holiday – although I’m not sure exactly WHAT the difference between them is, but I digress!
This day is meant to inspire people to have a little fun at work, such as dress up and perhaps act a little silly to relieve some of the stress that comes from work. From what I read, there’s actually quite a few employers and people in charge who encourage celebrating this day, which is wonderful, but as you would have guessed, this post is more focused on encouraging all of you to simply enjoy your jobs more.
If you’re a longtime reader, you’ll already know that I work at a fast food place and love it, which is a difficult pill for some people to swallow. Obviously, every job has its downsides, but that also means that every job has its UPsides, and y’all KNOW we’re all about focusing on the positives in life over here at The Small Adventurer!
So, here are a few ideas on how to start enjoying going to work instead of dreading it, and how to ensure that you’re coming home with a smile on your face, because you all deserve to have a job that you don’t hate!
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First off, a little backstory: when I began writing this post at the beginning of the month, I was truly over the moon because SO many good things had been happening. However, the latter half of November was much tougher for me.
With an almost-definite-diagnoses (more tests – this time much more invasive – still need to be done to 100% confirm it) of Celiac disease, I was a little thrown off, even though I had been expecting it.
This newfound realisation that my entire lifestyle had to change really through me for a loop. There were numerous times I wept in a supermarket because I realised I could no longer have so many things I loved, but the pain that occurs whenever I DO eat gluten was just too much to bear, so I sulked. A lot.
Eventually, though, I began to come to terms with things. I tried a bunch of gluten free items – including noodles, pasta, flour, and bread – and was pleasantly surprised by the fact that I could not taste the difference between them and their gluten-containing counterparts.
I just wanted to add this footnote as most people may be a little confused as to why I sound so happy in this post when my Stories on Instagram have shown me to be the opposite. I WAS happy when I originally wrote this post, and I am once again happy now. I had a rough patch in the middle, but I am now looking forward to trying new things and beginning to live a healthier life. Now, for the post:Read More »
Did YOU know that November 13 is World Kindness Day?! Because I didn’t when I first started to write this post, but I love that it worked out that way!
I actually got the idea to write this post because of something that keeps happening to me over and over again, both online and in real life: people are frequently surprised and taken aback by my kindness.
Whilst it’s great to know that I’m making people happy, it’s also kind of worrying me about how the other people in their life are treating them, if one simple comment from me is enough to make their day.
Is kindness REALLY that hard to come by these days? Do other people NOT offer up advice or a compliment as soon as it pops into their head? Am I WEIRD for trying to be nice?
I am so surprised at what a revelation a simple act of kindness is to some people, and that in itself is kind of concerning.
Honestly, all I really do is offer a better alternative to my customers who are unsure of what to order at my work, or leave a nice comment on a blog or Instagram post, but the way some people have reacted to those things has left me stunned.Read More »