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Fun at work? It’s possible!

Hey there, Speak Up London folks. Today’s blog article is an article to help you spend your time in a better way. If you are curious, keep reading! As human beings we are used to always focusing on how much time we have. We know that there is a time to work and a time to relax. And, to tell the truth, anyone reading this who works can agree with me that it often seem that we spend more time working than having fun, but do not despair, dear friends. Why? Because spending a lot of hours at work is not such a bad thing. Why? Because work can be fun!


Let us put this in other words. Working is a responsibility that is very often necessary in our day to day lives, and give most people a choice and they would probably swap their job without hesitation for a vacation in the Canary Islands. However, this doesn’t mean that working has to be boring. Improving your working day is simple if you learn a few tips.


First of all, stop labeling your workplace as a place that isn’t fun. After having done so, it will be easier for you to be in the mood to have fun while doing your job.


The second step is to go to work feeling motivated, therefore, you should try to have a purpose or a specific goal you want to achieve in your role. Whatever your job is, it will improve your life in different ways and aspects, and maybe, thinking about this is a great starting point to help you learn how to enjoy your time at work.


So, yes having a sense of purpose in your job can really help you to experience a great level of improvement in your job, but would it make it a lot more fun? Well, these factors are good but what can really help is the company we keep, we’re talking about your colleagues. So, even though the previous elements will surely help you to be in the right mood to undertake this path, what you really need is to be able to bond with your workmates. Try to tell some jokes and spend some time with them. We’re sure you’ll realize that you have a lot of things in common, not just related to the hours spent in the same place. For example, you might find out that your issues, worries and also everyday joys are quite similar and through this you can relate to each other. Once you start to think about this, you’ll see how your working hours will appear shorter to you, due to the fact that the “office pressure” is released by a warmer and lighter atmosphere. In addition to this, think about trying to see your colleagues outside of the office when you are free. This will give you the chance to expand your group of friends, and make it easier to bond with people.



After having put these little tips into practice, you’ll see how your days at work will be a lot more fun! Remember, it is true that you choose your friends and you don’t choose your colleagues, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t have a good time with them. Think about it, you don’t choose your family but we’re sure you still love being around them! So joke, laugh and try to have fun while you’re at your second home, your workplace.


Maria Chiara Strano







#SpeakUpLondon #MannequinChallenge




The Internet is a great place to explore; communities are formed, friends are made and crazy challenges are created. In the wave of new internet fads, Speak Up London thought it best to hop on board and take part in the Mannequin Challenge.

Speak Up London is filled with over 400 students and 50 staff members, so as you can imagine, this would be an enormous task. We couldn’t wait to conquer the Mannequin Challenge.


11 of our morning English classes (9am- 12pm), took time out of their day to participate in this quirky challenge. Imagine not moving for minutes on end; it was definitely interesting and funny to see.


Each floor was posed in different positions and presented different situations. The first floor presented people paused in time whilst playing clapping games. Another situation showed people about to jump out of the window, throwing plants at each other, and even balancing plants on their heads.


One of the best parts of our Mannequin Challenge would be the marriage proposal taking place in a classroom. As well as a proposal, there were people sleeping on the ground and other students were watching youtube videos on their phones.


The Speak Up London team would like to give a big thank you to the students, teachers and team members that participated in this challenge. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed.


Speak Up London enjoyed seeing everyone’s Mannequin Challenge videos. We love seeing the creative minds of people around the world and, to be honest, we believe that Speak Up London holds the crown for the greatest Mannequin Challenge ever!





There is no need for us to explain any further. Why not click on the video and take a look at the full extended version of Speak Up London’s Mannequin Challenge.







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