I love sweets. Don’t get me wrong. But the frequency with which they are planted into workplace break rooms is alarming. If you’re working on a team of 10-15 people, I think it’s safe to assume that once a month – someone will have some birthday celebration element (cookies, cakes, candy) and you’ll be morally obligated (read: peer pressured) into having one. And that’s fine. But the problem is that your business partners have teams with birthdays too. And their “overflow” sweets will undoubtedly find themselves in a break room near you. By the time this transitive property propagates out a few more iterations – you’re basically tempted with sweets at least two days a week, 52 weeks a year (even more around the holidays; yikes).
So what am I saying? Not to stop the celebrations. Can we just be a bit more mindful of healthy options or try to better consolidate the madness of what/when things are brought in (7 layer chocolate cakes may not be the best idea for 10 AM meeting)?
Til Next Time,