1 mini lay in a week. Planned in advance so that could be a meeting near home, a cheeky 10 am scheduled first meeting or some other appointment/errand …whatever I still do plenty of hours but that 1 sneaky snooze powers me through till Friday!
Never put off a difficult conversation. They just become harder, more stressful and more time consuming
Start day with task you least want to do. Eating a frog I believe it is called..rest of day better..
Thinking space is a must, so that you are able to consider things rather than react to them. Have an outlet outside of work, a passion, mine is pottery!
Hot cup of coffee. Altough in México its pretty hot right now. So, I recommend a capuccino frappé.
Don’t think about the end of the day, focus on the present, otherwise it will take forever to come. And smoke crack..
Connect with your single purpose for the day. Use it to make your to-do list shorter, and enjoy your achievements when the sun goes down.
make it meaningful. make sure you do something that contributes value to the people you are serving and if you are not doing that at the moment, simply change or try a second career on the side as a social entrepreneur perhaps.
Feel you are being harassed/bullied at work, keep a diary, write notes to yourself, create a timeline and JOIN A UNION!
1) Keep learning. 2) Make lists. 3) Change BlackBerry ringer to ‘phone only’. 4) Keep 1 day a week free of meetings.
Always take a lunch break and ideally have a walk, and take regular time off to do something you enjoy.
Never forget your goals, whether theyre just ones for today or your whole life. Also tea. Lots of it
I do voluntary work 2 days I week but I think it is all about getting the work/family balance right and having fun
creating a positive environment, work should never be a chore, smiling through the day is the best remedy!
Focus solely on work when you’re at work – leave it entirely behind when you’re not working. Set email to the OFF position, and get outside for some fresh air… :)
Join a trade union. Stronger together…use the union finder at worksmart.org.uk to find out more
Don’t be a pleaser, because in the end, you will be pleasing everyone else except yourself – find a happy medium :-)
first day of surviving, I am looking back at how I could have let myself be so desperate to please, yet lost my self respect
View the terrain from different perspectives, ideally from above (not from ‘in it’) and avoid games!
run in the morning, headstand. Don’t beat yourself up. Sometimes it’s other people’s shit that’s the issue.
Unless you’re absorbed and happy, stop after 45 mins and go for a wander. And don’t get involved in office politics. Remember that you were given only one mouth and two ears for a very good reason. Be aware but don’t join in.
I stay calm remember it is only a job and that it is only a part of my life – there are many other strands to my life.
Definitely doing work you LOVE & having a sustainable balanced life outside of work. How about you?
hobbies or other interests/ have a confidant / do work you care about/ speak your mind (appropriately) / apply yourself 100%
Only work with people you like. The others aren’t worth the stress in the end, and there’s plenty of nice people!
Make it meaningful. make sure you do something that contributes value to the people you are serving and if you are not doing that at the moment, simply change or try a second career on the side as a social entrepreneur perhaps.
Plug the earphones in and listen to the first act of ‘Die Walküre’ – well, that’s how I’ve managed this morning. :-) and imagined myself in a helicopter. :-)
lol that’s a toughie!…see no evil, speak no evil & hear no evil & hope for the best! very difficult! (& don’t mention unions)
Make your coffee loving boss a mug of tea with four sugars and the tea bag left in it.You’ll feel better for it.
Mom gave me sound advice when choosing job. “Doctor or toilet cleaner – there’ll always be a day u wake up & don’t want to go”
Good coffee, a small chocolate stash, breaks now & then & recognising ur progress even when you feel swamped.And inventive swearing when it gets really bad….
Finding creative ways to accomplish mundane corporate tasks: not becoming an automaton.
Simply ‘Do it now’… Old, cliched, but true. Don’t put off till tomorrow the things you can do today. It works, most of the time :-)
Love your Work, as in Love what you do, and be organised! Work is easy and a pleasure… And not like work really :)
op 2: Have 2 months wages in the bank so you’re not always living in fear + break big scary jobs into bite size achievable chunks. Oh… and listen to these podcasts which are full of great ideas (with quite a lot of pleasant banter inbetween) 5by5.tv/b2w
Time management, positive client feed back, excellent communication skills,listening – no, really listening! oh, and a fabulous cuppa :)
Morning! My tip would be to have more than 1 job so that you have diversity and choice and connections to build upon. Eggs in 1 basket etc.