March 22 National Goof Off Day

Finally a day that means something. Oddly, it means to do nothing! It is a day to prove you are worth just as little as your co-workers. Now we can’t always work as hard as we normally do, provided we work hard at all, we all need a little break… it’s just that some of us are so much better at it than others.

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Goofing off includes what might go on in your head when you are in a dead serious meeting. Frankly, if we all lightened up a bit we might find our way to making more creative solutions to problems we are concentrating too hard on.

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Of course, we can carry it too far. There is a difference between goofing off and passing out. Sleeping while at work is not exactly goofing off! It reminds me of when you are in school and you finish a test before anyone else. What do you do? Just sit there? How many actually go back and re-read all the questions and see if you have made any mistakes? This is a great way to fall asleep. There is nothing like editing work you have already done!

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Well, if you are going to goof off today at least enjoy doing it! After all Monica “Moeller” Dufour worked hard creating this day back in 1976. Of course she was only 10 at the time.

How to celebrate – Find a way to goof off today without getting caught. Be creative in your goofing off, do something no one expects. Watch your co-workers today, see how many times you can catch them goofing off.

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