Are your work habits making you miserable? You might be surprised by some of the common things people do at work that only work against them.
1. Surfing the internet. Although many justify it as something they do as a ‘break’ between tasks or to relieve stress during the day, often times surfing the internet is just a big time suck that leaves a person feeling like they’ve worked all day and somehow accomplished nothing.
2. Working through lunch. You might feel like you’ll be happier if you stay in and get a few extra things taken care of over lunch, but depriving yourself of a much-needed break during the day is a mistake if you’re looking to be happy in the long run. Even just taking 20 minutes to step outside and get some fresh air (and a view other than your 4 office walls) can make a big difference in your productivity.
3. Getting snacks out of the vending machine, or break room, or your neighbor’s candy dish, etc. Snacks full of fat and sugar will leave you feeling tired, lethargic, unhealthy, and unmotivated, making it that much harder to get your work done. Instead try bringing healthy snacks from home like an apple or small bag of granola.