Friday Fun: What's your go-to for cheering up?

When you need a quick pick-me-up, what do you turn to? It could be as simple as a piece of chocolate, a cup of tea, a funny YouTube video. Share your go-tos below!


For me, it's all of the above.

We're lucky (or maybe unlucky!) to have a regularly-refilled candy wall at the Atlassian SF office. It just got restocked yesterday:


I'm a huge fan of soothing Aveda tea - I was introduced to it at a spa and it reminds me of the relaxing experience.

But by far my favorite go-to pick-me-up is this YouTube video a former coworker introduced me to. I love how it starts out as an idyllic day at the park with wild elk lazing in the sun, then an off-leash herding dog has other ideas... ("FENTON!")

Looking forward to reading yours!

@Season Hughes are the sour gummy worms back? Those are my jam!

@Monique van den BergI don't think so... but there are Sour Patch Kids. I tend to go for the Lindt Truffles on the bottom left.

Bridget Sauer Community Manager Feb 15, 2018

@Season Hughes good to know!! I stopped going when the red and pink starburst selections were depleted. 

@Bridget SauerThey're BACK!

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Feb 15, 2018

wow, what an impressive wall of sugar 😄

If we had something like this... 

But maybe it's good we do not 😉

Beverages! I feel like I may have mentioned this in a Friday fun post in the past but I am that person at the Vegas buffet with like four different beverages at all times. (A water and a mimosa and a hot chocolate and a cappuccino? Yes please!) 

I am trying to do less of the bourbon/wine and more of the water with lemon/La Croix.  In addition to those I love iced tea and cocoa. I am trying to get more into hot tea but that's really hit or miss.  I sit right next to @Stephanie Grice who is part of the Atlassian tea club so hopefully I will learn her ways. Genmai Cha tea is delicious, though.

Yes! I am a sucker for fancy infused spa waters. :)

@Season Hughes Love them. I went to a mud spa in Calistoga and the mud was gross and smelly but the infused waters made it all worth it ;) 

Fancy infused spa waters +1 @Season Hughes

Looking at all the cute dogs on Petfinder that could maybe be mine. So far, this German Shepherd Corgi mix has won my heart. Good/bad news - it's been adopted!


@Bianca EncinasI totally do that too. Love looking at the little hamsters up for adoption, and even the horses!

Erica Moss Community Manager Feb 15, 2018

@Bianca Encinas OMG. ❤️

Brittany Wispell Community Champion Feb 15, 2018

@Bianca Encinas Omg how is that even possible to be so freaking cute! 

Right?!?!?! So cute. I want one too!

@Season Hughes I didn't even know they had horses and hamsters and other small things! (I went back to browse as a "good job" for completing a task) :)

@Bianca Encinas This lil cutie! (maybe not so little) Capture.PNG

I want Coconut the parakeet.

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GAH. My heart.

Coconut looks sassy!

carolyn french Community Champion Feb 22, 2018

I browse Imgur "Awww" for a cute animal antics fix.

The German shepherd/corgi mix is adorable...

Aw, I didn't know I needed cheering up until I saw this post. Also, I now need a German Shepherd/Corgi Mix! ♥

Erica Moss Community Manager Feb 15, 2018

I love to take some time to browse Instagram because it's super visual & lets me daydream about traveling to faraway places (and even reminisce about where I've been). I'm living for the Venice photos from this account:

@Erica Moss Beautiful! Love her shots of SF too.

Brittany Wispell Community Champion Feb 15, 2018

I also browse Instagram, of different countries. I especially like Germany during winter! 

Tea or beer always works for me. But more important is music. Fastest way for me personally. Preferably in that mood something good, fast and hard. Even better if you can have a little sing-along with your colleague to Tenacious D ("Tribute") or Queen ("Bohemian Rhapsody") :D

Larry Brock Community Champion Feb 19, 2018

I'm right there with you Max! 

carolyn french Community Champion Feb 22, 2018

Agreed- I have a youtube playlist for getting some energy going!

Larry Brock Community Champion Feb 19, 2018

This never fails (and yes, safe for work but might lower your volume):

Hahaha omg that made my morning

This is hilarious!

I tend to find issues in the atlassian jira bug/feature requests that turned 10 years and congratulate the issue on a long and healthy life and a prosperous future. It does not make a difference for the issue, nor speed up the work but it makes me feel awesome for never letting the ball drop like that.

@Jonas Andersson 🤣 

The team did recently update their workflow for handling suggestions, you may be interested in this article about it


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