Playing With Office Toys Can Relieve Your Stress
Harold Chizick is living a kid’s dream. His job is all about toys. He promotes toys. Even gets to work with toys. He works with people who work with toys. And when he’s not working, he gets to play…with toys.
In the age of the cubicle, office toys occupy just as much desk space as photos of the dog and kids. It’s all about bringing fun to work.
What Kind Of Office Toys Can Relieve Your Stress In The Workplace?
Everything from spinners to action figures, to even the classic Slinky or dartboard (coworker’s picture not included) can be found in today’s workplace.
Experts say that having a little fun at work can actually be good for both you and the company.
Toys Can Relieve Your Stress And Make For A More Productive Work Environment
Terminal seriousness, can hamper communication, problem solving and teamwork. Taking some “playtime” can help relieve stress.
When we take a break, it helps us to increase our productivity and our creativity. Toys can help relieve stress by encouraging laughter, which releases endorphins, stimulates circulation and relieves tension in the back and chest. Toys such as stress balls also relieve tension in our hands and forearms, and tactile or textured toys can help stimulate the creative side of the brain. All of which can be helpful when we’re faced with challenges at work.
Our life was meant to have a rhythm. Many of us have lost this rhythm and we suffer from ‘terminal seriousness. Click to tweet
We deal with a stressful situation, we need to come down to a normal state. Toys can help us come back down to a relaxed state so that we can prepare for the next problem or issue that we need to deal with.
Toys Can Relieve Your Stress And Provide Balance During Blah Buster Week:
While a few toys in the workplace can be good for us, it’s probably not a good idea to bring in your entire collection of finger puppets. People who tend to procrastinate may find toys to be too much of a distraction, and should exercise some restraint with their playtime. You still have to get some work done.
As far as what types of toys are appropriate to bring to work, anything goes, as long as it doesn’t offend others or make them feel uncomfortable. Whatever makes you laugh, whatever makes you feel kind of good is appropriate.
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