My Friend Josh Has This Cool Idea of “Aftertalks.” This means that an after Office hours Must Be Fun, Educative, Talkative And Full Of Brainstorming. Of course, I Had To Join. Therefore, here Are My 4 Reasons Why.
AFTERTALKS. IDEAS TO SHARE.
Let’s say you have a friend, who is really good at what he/she does. He/she is now creating a new project. You know if you have the chance to join, you’ll join right?
So, my friend Josh has this idea that after the office shouldn’t only be about drinks and silly conversations. Here is the thing! Most people spend 8 to 10 hours in an office every day. This literally means, 50% of their daily lives. I am sure that if someone offers an “aftertalks” where you can talk, listen and brainstorm about interesting things, for sure YOU’LL JOIN!
That time between clocking out of work and hitting the sheets every night is yours to do whatever you want. Using that time to pursue something meaningful, doing something different and interesting will immensely improve not only your total well being but the sense of self-worth.
There’s a whole bunch of reasons why doing some hang out after work is good for you. That is why my top 4 reasons are here, to motivate you, to join any after-work event (and know in advance is worthy).
1. Share the same interests.
Turning the people you work with or -harder- finding people with the same interest when you are an adult tend to be complicated. Attending ANY kind of event which is into your topics of interest is the perfect way to gain more friends. Additionally, widening your personal circle. Either if it is about music, business or arts, you will get to know new people and increase your knowledge.
2. It’s fun.
Fun talks itself. Usually, the goal of an after office hours is a couple of drinks. Why not engage it with a cool theme and interesting topics to talk about? Everyone needs a moment to share some ideas and enjoying a drink. This is the perfect way to talk about other stuff than work and relax.
3. Encourages Thought
Getting together with a bunch of people you do not know can have the benefit to come across ideas you don’t know. Brainstorming encourages people at all levels to think critically and does criticism in a positive fulfilling way about current issues or future goals – and this is likely to feed into their future endeavors within their lives, relationships, and personal goals.
4. Build Relationships
Instead of one person feeling the pressure to come up with an amazing new idea, sharing any kind of thought allows people to share the load of things they have in their minds. Encourages others to work on new projects respectfully and responsibly, develop ideas for themselves and for others. Furthermore, many times create viable solutions to problems attendants have in common. Helping others and understanding common thoughts help to build new and strong relationships.
Now you know why you should not only support your friends –who have good ideas and projects– but also encourage other people in your community to join, develop and create environments when people can talk and discuss anything they have in their minds. As they say, great minds discuss ideas.