How To Be Happier in the Cubicle – Tip #3

OK. We all know that one of the biggest proplems with spending a day in the cubicle is time.  I believe we, as humans, should not be watching time go by. Time is our most valuable comodity and I think anyone who watches it go by, while wishing it would go faster, is going to feel dissatisfied with life. It’s just not natural! But, I have found that  if you utilize each hour of the day, and make those hours productive, it will help.

1. You are there, right? So try and be the best you can be at your job since your time is spent there anyway. You are going to spend the same amount of precious hours sitting there, whether you try hard to succeed at your posistion, or whether you try hard at doing as little as possible. And it just may pay off with praise, or even a raise.

2. I like the idea of using any down-time to make plans or lists that help you life outside of the work-place seem easier. The hours you spend at home go much quicker than work hours. They are very valuable and if you are organized and have your time planned, it makes your home-time even more enjoyable. Here are some ideas that you can accomplish while spending time at work.

* Make a grocery list.

*Make a Christmas list.

*Jot down your new diet plan.

*Make a weekly dinner menu. (Maybe even look up some new recipes online if your position allows it without hurting your position at work)

*Jot down your goals. This also helps to know that your cubicle job, which you make not like very much, is just a temporary step to get you where you want to be.

We all have ways that we can utilize time in the day. I know it is tempting to sit and watch the clock like it’s your enemy. But, the fact is that you have to be there, so why not utilize the cubicle hours. Organizing and planning your time at home will make your life in and out of the cubilce even more enjoyable.


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