All work and no play makes you a dull boy or girl. Still, we all have to make a living somehow. Hopefully, your work is something that you like, or at least do not detest. But even so, there are times when work, and maybe even life in general, seem rather bland. Life is cyclic, so down periods are to be expected.

When you come into a period where not as many fun things seem to happen, there are a few ways of perking life up. As smiles are contagious, you may even help somebody else while you’re at it.

Personalize Your Things

No matter what your line of work is, you probably have a few things that are your own at work. If you decorate them and make them personal they will be easier to find as well as make your days a bit brighter.

Even if you don’t work in an office there are ways you can make things unique. Create custom hard hat stickers if you wear one at work, for example.

Have Lunch With a Colleague

This may seem a given, but sometimes we need to be reminded. Going for lunch and having a chat about other things than work for a while is a great way of taking your mind off dull things.

It doesn’t have to be neither fancy nor long, a sandwich at the park during 20 minutes would be fine. If you have time, take a walk as well to get some fresh air.