36 seconds of wasted time per worker….oh, the humanity!
In the early 1980’s, the Pac-Man phenomenon vaulted the game into the stratosphere of video game history. It was nice to see someting I loved so much in my youth (which cost me a small fortune in paper-route money) reappear in my life at age 42.
Did I manage to join the rest of the world during Google’s one-day experiment? No, I did not. I was on the road that day.
However, I did manage to try it several days later, as I reluctantly shuffled through a frustrating stack of paperwork on my cluttered desk.
I probably fell somewhere in the 36-second range, as I quickly learned that my Pac-Man skills have not improved much since my 12th birthday.
However, the smile that came from the experience lasted far longer.
I didn’t lose 36 seconds, I gained a valuable boost in energy that powered me through a challenging afternoon, and shifted the tide in my battle against the dreaded paperwork monsters.
Would you be willing to ‘waste’ 36 seconds today, and dance around the dullness with a sense of renewed energy?
Is there an activity you enjoyed in your youth, which could make a reappearance on today’s agenda?
Maybe a game of hide and seek in the company cafe?
Or a paper-football championship on the conference room table?
Perhaps a few water-balloons could leave the 4th-floor windows in search of trash-can targets in the parking lot?
Put some play in your day, and inject some much-needed fun and energy!
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