2. Check your personal email
If you’re anything like us, you have a nice influx of personal emails from stores, venues, or other places of interest. We like to collect these sale/news/event emails and check them periodically throughout the day. It doesn’t take too much time to parse but when we use them to break up the emails reminding us of the 2 o’clock deadline, they become a nice mini-vacation or stress-free zone.
3. Ship packages to work
We love anticipating a shipment. For some reason it makes whatever we receive more satisfying to get than if we were to buy them in the store. Awaiting a shipment can be a satisfying way to get through a work day. The day seems to fly by when we know a package is coming in the afternoon. You don’t have to spend a fortune on every item, but if you could find small things here and there that you need, especially with a free shipping offer, it might be worthwhile to try out.
4. Get some toys and games
Now, we’re not expecting you to break out the Monopoly board and spend the afternoon cleaning out your coworkers. But there isn’t any harm in bringing a small toy (if you’re into collecting them) into the office or perhaps buying a stimulating app for your phone. Sometimes when we’re on hold for extended periods of time on the work phone, we like to break out the Scrabble app on our iPhone and test the brain a bit to keep us refreshed.
6. Speaking of pets…
If we’re talking about the home office, and you do have a pet, take some time everyday to just hang out. And we’re not talking about the routine dog walk or have the cat hang out on your desk. Really spend some time with them. Push yourself away from the keyboard and throw a ball around or let them sit in your lap and give them a good petting. They’ll love the attention and it will help you calm down after a stressful conference call.
7. Infuse some Feng Shui
Maybe the ancient art of Feng Shui might can put your mind at ease. Rearranging your space might help open up your thoughts.