If you’re searching for something positive to focus on during this extremely challenging time, then I have three words for you: virtual happy hour. Here at Clarizen, we had them every Friday (and will definitely resume in the future). You can enjoy them with your colleagues and especially expand them to your friends, in order to maintain that social connection in a time of crisis.
Now, before l highlight the many benefits of these festive online engagements, there’s something I should disclose. I thought that I’d dislike them (OK fine: I thought I’d really hate them). It just wasn’t my thing. Or at least, that’s what I expected. But within minutes of attending my first virtual happy hour, I was hooked. And now, I not only look forward to them, but I’m spreading the word. Hey, at a time like this, we all need something positive to experience, right?
Here are 10 unexpected joys that turned me from a virtual happy hour hater into an evangelist:
My advice? Give virtual happy hours a try. If you think you’ll dislike them (or outright hate them) then think again. Like me, you’ll probably end up loving them, and looking forward to keeping them as part of your work and personal life once life gets back to normal — or maybe better than normal!