It’s fair to say that, on first glance, there doesn’t seem to be much to smile about right now. We won’t list all the myriad factors that are making life a dystopian nightmare considerably more challenging than any of us would like, as we’re pretty sure you are all too familiar with them. Instead, we’re going to focus on trying to offer you some good reasons to smile.
- Dogs. As difficult as things seem right now, imagine, even just for a second, how much worse they would be without our cheerful, playful and loyal four-legged companions to wag their tails, lick our faces, and snuggle up with us on the sofa.
- Good TV is back. Well, better TV than the summer, at least. Watch out for news series of popular shows such as The Crown, Ted Lasso, The Morning Show and The White Lotus as well as brand new This England, Crossfire and The Suspect.
- Autumn leaves. There is something undeniably magical about the way in which our verdant landscapes give way to gorgeous hues of yellow, orange and red. And whose inner child doesn’t still enjoy the crunching sound that comes from walking through piles of crisp Autumn leaves?
- It’s proven to reduce pain. Smiling releases endorphins, serotonin and other natural painkillers, which make us feel physically better. Think of it as free ibuprofen, with no negative side effects whatsoever.
- We no longer have to care about beach bods. Not until next Spring, in any case. This means only one thing: bring on the crumble. And extra custard. (and let’s not forget stews, hot chocolate, roasts, mince pies and every other non-salad food.)
- It is not Dry January. If you’re someone who enjoys a tipple, be grateful we’re not in the month when alcohol consumption is nationally somewhat frowned upon. A night in with friends and a bottle of red may well bring the distraction and smiles we all need at the moment.
- Spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Many people swear by the fact that the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets happen during the Autumn and Winter months. There’s a detailed scientific explanation behind this, involving crisp, dry conditions, light wavelength speed and a phenomenon called scattering but let’s just enjoy the stunning oranges, pinks and purples we’re gifted with and feel momentarily grateful.
- Pumpkin spiced everything. Whilst it’s not an obsession any of us in the office seem to share, there is, undeniably, something about the arrival of autumn that sparks a pumpkin-spice frenzy around parts of the northern hemisphere. Suddenly, you can find it everywhere. From lattes, cakes, chocolate, rum, biscuits, tea and sweets to candles, soap, lip balm and shampoo. You name it, chances are there’s a pumpkin spice variety on the horizon.
- Cosy layers. As the days get chillier, there’s something familiar and cosy about how we begin to layer up. Out come the chunky knit jumpers and cardigans, fleece pyjamas and woolly hats and scarves. The blankets are back on the sofa, and our winter shoes and boots replace sandals and trainers. It’s a bit like walking around wearing a hug.
- You can start saving your business money right now by ditching paperwork and adopting a cloud-based employee attendance system such as EAC by Chronologic. Not only will you stop spending unnecessary amounts of money and resources on admin, you will also find you no longer lose money through time theft, inaccurate payroll calculations or over-staffing and short-staffing issues. With an easy-to-use clocking app for employees in addition to biometric and RFID terminals, you can be sure your workers are where you need them to be.
There are many reasons why Employee Attendance Cloud by Chronologic makes more sense than ever right now. Give us a call or request a demo, and let a member of our support team give you something to smile about!