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Take back the fun: Enjoy life while working as a full-time employee!

When you’re working a full-time job, finding time to enjoy the warm, bright summer weather can be a challenge. This is especially true for young professionals, as many of them are used to having summers off. Some of us tend to take work as a serious matter, which is good but in order to keep yourself sane and on the right track, take a break from your monotonous routine.

But there’s no need to feel trapped in those cubicle walls, you’re forgetting that you have a life beyond that.

Here are few tips to turn your stressful days into some good fun:

Wake up Early

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Rather than hitting the snooze button five times as you may do , set your alarm for an early hour and wake to it. Then, enjoy breakfast on the patio in the morning’s calm weather or go for a walk while enjoying the crisp air and summer scenery.

Plan an office outing

Find new activities with your colleague. There’s surely much more to talk about rather than whining about work and office politics!

Do a cultural activity. Go to the theatre, a museum, or a concert with your friends and see what a great time you have. If that doesn’t work, then how about planning a themed party or checking out a new restaurant around town? Now that should be fun!

Avoid overtime

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It’s good to be so dedicated at work, but staying at late overtime so regularly will give you stress and affect your health. Try getting all the work done during the working hours so you can spare some time for yourself. While at work, focus your energy on completing your assigned work projects to avoid overtime.

Make most out of the lunch breaks


If you’re fed up of the daily lunches at office, then call up one of your friends and chill out at lunch. If not that, then make the most out of the one-hour break by going home and lunching with family. This will give you a good break and make your work life more smooth and balanced. Try it today!

Build stronger relationships


One of the reasons you may feel like you’re not having any fun at work is because you don’t enjoy the company of any of the people there. Well, you can change that by making the effort to get to know your colleagues and boss by making an effort to be nicer, asking questions, and enjoying the time you spend with them.

You need to fit in yourself because maintaining strong relationships will give your long-term benefits so be confident and go for it.

Summers calls for a vacation


Recently graduated? Are you dreading your vacations being spoilt by the work load? Don’t fret, it’s your life and you’re free to do anything you want. Even if you take a week off from work, keeping aside your mails, texts and phone calls, you will surely be refreshed. Work won’t seem as monotonous as it has been before.

 To bring fun into your life, you must figure out what things (or what feelings) you value above the satisfaction you get from work. What things have you done in the last few months that made you feel satisfied, alive, enriched, or joyful? Take time and think about it!

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Written by HerCareer is a career community of women seeking consult, inspiration, and the tools needed to succeed in the workplace.