The way my job works, I don’t work directly with anyone in my office (confusing, I know). So I either am at my desk all day and chat with the person across the hall when she walks by, or I go somewhere else for a meeting with the people I do work with. I am so fortunate to be working with the people I am working with. We are a diverse group, and each brings something unique to the table.
Today, was such a meeting where I had to go to another building in the city (yikes…traffic). We are having a training next week for teachers, which I have felt personally unprepared for. We just recently had a conference so a lot of our energy was planning that and this was left to the last minute, which happens. I came in, telling the 2 that were there how I felt overwhelmed and stressed and unprepared. Throughout the meeting, I could tell my head was elsewhere. There were other reasons other than my stressed feeling but I won’t go into that. We got through the meeting, and got some things covered. I felt okay about it. One of the women there has a knack for making a joke, a funny comment, or something completely random without fail when its needed. It is awesome, because at this time, this is where she said something that got me laughing-which is what I needed.
I sometimes forget that when I get overwhelmed like I was today, I need to laugh. Laugh helps me forget just for a moment that I have a lot of work to do. It helps me recoup and remember that I need to have fun in my job and not be so serious all of the time. It helps me forge relationships with my coworkers. So, sometimes you just gotta laugh.
What does laughter do for you?