Listening to work horror stories from my friends always reminds me of how lucky I am to work in an open and casual environment, where I can wear a t-shirt and listen to music.
Americans spend a lot of time working – much of their lives, in fact. According to the Bureau of Labor Services, in 2012, the average employed American age 25 to 54 with children worked 8.8 hours per day. That’s more than a third of your average day spent on work and for those that don’t enjoy their job, that’s a lot of time to spend in misery.
It seems incredibly backwards. You should enjoy the place where you spend most of your time. So we’re doing our best to help out this week in FrontPoint Picks, by sprucing up your workplace (if you’re allowed) to help you get the most out of your daily grind.
Maybe your bad mood at work isn’t because of work, maybe it’s because of you – specifically, your posture. Studies have shown that poor posture can lead to feelings of depression, a lack of energy and poor circulation, so perk up and fix it!
It’s the little things that count, and at work, it’s the little things that can ruin the entire day. Eliminate these small-day frustrations with these fun and simple changes.
It’d be nice if you could just get up and go for a walk during the middle of the workday, but sometimes you’re too busy or just not allowed. That’s where these exercises come in – work out at your desk without causing too much of a scene.
When customizing your desk and exercising fail to improve your work day, it might be time to just focus on adjusting how you work. These nine smarter ways to work tips should get you started. And remember, stay positive!