Jul 22, 2014
A few tips to make the most of your 8+ hour work day
On average Americans spend 8.8 hours a day at work or on work related activities, more than any other developed nation. So how can you make your work day more fun? Here are some ideas from the internet but we would like to submit some of our own ideas.
1. Change your mindset about work
This is something we all know we need to do but is much easier said than done. Wake up in the morning and try not to focus on the negative aspects of work. Be excited for the coming work day and the fact that you have a job. Your positive enthusiasm, though forced at first, will turn into reality and your view of work will begin to change for the better.
2. Makeover your workspace
If you work at a desk or in a cubicle it may be time for an office space makeover. Before you go any further make sure that it’s ok to decorate your space. If you have a bulletin board at your desk, pin a decorative piece of fabric over the surface. Print off new pictures to freshen things up around your desk. Get a plant for your desk or any other items you think would be fun to have around. Pick a theme and go for it! Who knows, your new desk may spark an office competition for who has the best desk.
3. Leave work talk at work
Don’t talk about work with your co-workers when you are not at work. If you decide to go out with co-workers or you randomly see them when you are both out, avoid talking about what is going on back at the office. Helping to separate work life from social life will take your mind off of all the things that are happening at work. Don’t let your work take over your life and become your only topic of conversation. Who knows, maybe only talking about work at work will make going back to the office a more fun experience.
These are just a few examples of things that you can do to help enrich your work day and enable you to have more fun at work. You don’t have to settle for a boring, sometimes painful, experience at work any longer. You spend so much of your life in the office that you might as well start now to make that time a little more bearable and at times even fun! Here are some more tips to help your productivity throughout the work day.