Everyone knows that the best part of the day is getting off from work… and the least favorable part of the day is walking into work!
Have you ever walked into work thinking… “I’m going to be in here for 8 hours… or more?”
Well… depending on the job, we all want to get off to a good start, and do anything in our power to make our day fly by. Unfortunately, some days just seem to drag… and drag… and drag! But it’s mostly our fault, because of how we start our day.
There are 5 things we should avoid when we get to work…
1. OUR PHONE
Whenever we pull out our phone… our mind is telling us that it will be just for a second, but our curiosity causes us to look through app after app for nearly thirty minutes.
The e-mail has the same effect as the phone. Now some jobs require that you read e-mails in the morning, but we as humans barely stop at a few e-mails, and before we know it… those business e-mails turn into personal e-mails.
3. THE CLOCK
I use to do this everyday in my early years. From the time I walked in, until it was time to leave for the day… I was staring at the clock. It wasn’t until I got rid of the clocks around me (can’t get rid of them all)… that my days began to move faster.
We get to work, we prepare ourselves to get started working, and a co-worker comes up and says “Guess What?”… and we’re listening to a story that’s forty-five minutes long. This is hard to avoid, because it has happened to all of us… and we all do it.
5. THE BOSS!
This may be a surprise, but yes… avoid the boss! More often than not… our bosses can act worse than our co-workers, because when they catch us in the morning, they know we have to listen. It’s okay to associate with your boss, but make sure the first thing your boss sees you doing in the morning is work! If your boss comes and talks to you after that… then it’s not on you!
We all want our work day to fly by smoothly, and when we’re constantly starting off the day being distracted, it slows down our momentum of the day… thus making our day seem longer mentally.
Next time you go into work, avoid all distractions, focus and work as hard as you can out the gate… and you’ll be at the end of your day before you know it.
A FAST START ALWAYS LEADS TO A QUICK ENDING!