For the last few months, at 8:45am we have been starting every morning with a game hosted by one of our Digital Marketers, Amy.
Early exercise and activity is known to help start the day with more energy, focus, and optimism – for us, it is a team morale booster to wake everyone up and bring positive energy into the office.
Developing and maintaining positive energy involves more than merely thinking happy thoughts; positive energy attracts more positivity, in the form of new opportunities and good relationships. In contrast, when you lack positive energy, you tend to feel wiped out, anxious and inhibited.
So, by starting our working day with laughter, movement and activity, we are setting up for a strong, atmospheric day that is sure to be beneficial to us and our clients.
If you aren’t starting your day off in the same way, we’d recommend that you do.
What do we play?
Darts used to be the height of all competition, with team Marketing vs team Sales… until Drew and Maddie accidentally broke the board (long story…).
Now, a firm favourite by Drew and Maddie is Charades, Amy and Kaush stand with the Song Word Association Game, whilst Nav enjoys a game of ‘Who am I?’, Jade and Tom have a laugh playing a team game of Mr & Mrs.
If you’re a fan of Love Island, you will know of the blind counting game (our high score is 20 by the way).
On other days, hangman and a game of cards (snap can get very intense) is often on the table.
Why do we play a game everyday?
What started as a game of Hangman in the middle of a Tuesday morning training session, turned into a routine 8:45am daily, mandatory task.
Amy found her energy levels and mindset were improved after hangman, and decided to take it upon herself to take it a step further and incorporate it into the team everyday.
In her words, she wanted to put a smile on her colleagues’ faces and encourage team bonding.
When Tom and Jade joined the team, it proved an excellent icebreaker to get to know each other and show a side of vulnerability.
From then on, it advocates laughter, communication and interaction (not a bad way to start your morning), has shown to be the perfect moral booster, and in some cases, can even be educational.
Any negative energy that may have been hovering around is quickly dispersed, and Amy succeeds at her challenge of putting a smile on everyone’s face.
A motivated, close knit and positive team that are ready to deliver the best results, generate high quality leads and have fun whilst doing it.
On a serious note, taking 15/20 minutes of our day to focus on bringing light and positivity into the office has had an outstanding impact on our working day and has only increased our productivity and desire to do well.
As we said earlier, if you’re not starting your day off with a game, you’re doing it wrong.