According to CNN, Americans work an average of 34.4 hours a week. This is a little under half of your waking hours in full week; therefore, it is important to create a cohesive work vs home life. Not only is important to have separation, but it is also important to find peace while at your workplace.
Ways to Make Your Work More Enjoyable
Whether you have a spacious office or a shared cubicle, it is important to decorate your space. The personalization of your space can create an environment that you can be part of, for at least 8 hours a day. Whether that means having your favorite fragrances or favorite colors, make sure you have “your own place” at your office.
Don’t Stay Seated All Day
It is important to get up and out of your chair every once in a while, throughout the day. At Nextfly Web Design, twice a day our team likes to get up and go for a twenty-minute walk to break up the day. Not only are walks important throughout the day, getting up and socializing can create friendships and a more enjoyable work environment.
Do Not Sweat the Small Stuff
Every day, it is easy to find yourself in aggravating situations. After you have dealt with a high-maintenance client, take a step back and ask yourself “does this have to affect the rest of my day?”
Pace Your Self
You need to take breaks throughout the day, so you do not burn yourself out on your work. Whether it is going to grab a cup of coffee or scrolling through Facebook, it is important to do things for yourself as well. According to the Pomodoro Technique, it is beneficial to have twenty-five-minute bursts of heavy work followed by five-minute breaks.
Learn How to Delegate
Often, we find ourselves doing the work of three people; sometimes it is just easier to keep the work on ourselves. However, overworking can cause you to start disliking the work that you do. Sharing the knowledge, you have about a subject of a project can help train others and take the full weight of a project off of yourself.
Constantly Grow Your Knowledge
As humans, we have a constant drive to better ourselves. We do not like to be in the same place for too long. During times like these, it is important to ask for new things to learn or even do research on your own. The beauty of the internet is, we constantly have new knowledge at the tips of our fingers.
Last but Not Least, Leave Work at Work
The best way to love what you do is to be able to take a break from work. The easiest way to do this is to create proper expectations with your clients about when you can get to a project. If you have a heavy workload one week, let your clients know that you are creating your own queue for work and you will let them know once their item is done.