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10
Jun

Monday, Monday…

I love my job, I really do. It’s a great place to work, we all get along and have fun together, but when Monday rolls around, the last thing I want to do is get out of bed.  Monday’s have a bad reputation, really. It’s no different than other days though, and even Wednesday can win a Murphy’s Law award occasionally. So today, I want to cheer Monday up a little, make it fun. Monday has feelings too, and probably feels left out, like that last kid that gets picked for the scratch baseball game. That’s never a fun feeling, not that I’m speaking from personal experience or anything…

Did you know…?

That on Monday’s, over 50% of employees are late for work

The average amount of time spent on complaining that its Monday is 12 whole minutes

Workers average only three and a half hours of producible work

Monday is the best day to buy a car (note to self)

The term “Blue Monday” actually comes from the fact that laundry was done on Mondays, and bluing was used (a precursor to bleach), so it became Blue Monday. And you thought it was because it depressed everyone.

And just think, you could have come to work on Monday and this is your cubicle:

 

 

18
Apr

Don’t Be a Dull Person!

We all know how to finish that sentence. Even though its been around a long time, most of us equate it with a smirking Jack Nicholson with crazy eyes, and frankly that’s not a look I’m going for. Its been proven that a little bit of “play” during the work day makes for a more productive employee. You get some break away time, take a fifteen minute break and put a puzzle together, or surf the internet for a new pair of shoes (a woman’s way of playing, for the most part). No matter what it is, outside of illegal activities, people need some play.

Even if you love your job, you reach a point where you need a non-work related distraction. Something to clear the mind, turn your focus to something besides the spreadsheet or document that you’ve been staring at for two hours. A lot of companies have a no Internet policy, so you can’t do that, but you can have a desk toy!

For the longest time, I have wanted a desk toy. A mini billiards table, that obnoxious ball clacker thingy, even a zen garden would work! But I keep procrastinating, and still haven’t bought one. Seeing as though I don’t want the Jack Torrence look of insanity, I decided to finally look for something, and I came across tons of toys I can use at my desk. Now I just have to choose one…

5
Sep

All work and no play…

We all know how to finish that sentence. Even though its been around a long time, most of us equate it with a smirking Jack Nicholson with crazy eyes, and frankly that’s not a look I’m going for. Its been proven that a little bit of “play” during the work day makes for a more productive employee. You get some break away time, take a fifteen minute break and put a puzzle together, or surf the internet for a new pair of shoes (a woman’s way of playing, for the most part). No matter what it is, outside of illegal activities, people need some play.

Even if you love your job, you reach a point where you need a non-work related distraction. Something to clear the mind, turn your focus to something besides the spreadsheet or document that you’ve been staring at for two hours. A lot of companies have a no Internet policy, so you can’t do that, but you can have a desk toy!

For the longest time, I have wanted a desk toy. A mini billiards table, that obnoxious ball clacker thingy, even a zen garden would work! But I keep procrastinating (like I did with my hurricane preparedness kit), and still haven’t bought one. Seeing as though I don’t want the Jack Torrence look of insanity, I decided on Friday to finally look for something, and I came across tons of toys I can use at my desk. Now I just have to choose one…

14
Aug

Snooze….snooze…snooze….da*&*^#!

If you’re like me, you hit your snooze button numerous times, and occasionally, that gets you in to trouble. You have to fly out of bed, make a split-second decision in your sleep-befuddled mind whether to take a shower or not, forgo the “most important meal of the day” for a pop-tart and gas station coffee, all in the vain hope that you might squeak into work without being noticed. It’s pointless. You were noticed. Best to just suck it up, call it in, and take that shower.  You never know who you need to impress!

Alarm clocks have come a loooong way. And have been thrown long ways as well. The old-timey ones used to drive me crazy because I could never figure out how to set them, and then could never figure out how to turn them off. I left one under my pillow and sheets one morning, just to come home 8 hours later to find it still ringing away. That one got thrown as well. American culture is filled with jokes about alarm clocks and how abused they are because of our latent resentment of everything that they stand for. Not that alarms clocks stand for anything, it’s not like they have a platform, but they represent the need for us to wake up out of our deep, healing sleep and go do something that isn’t as fun as deep, healing sleep.  Even people who adore their jobs don’t want to wake up from that.

Now, a lot of us use our cellphones (which we can’t throw across the room) and even the apps for alarm clocks on our app stores are evolving.I have one that I use that not only is an alarm clock, but a nightlight and nature sound maker. I fall asleep to the sounds of wind and rain, and wake up to an angry rooster (he was in the rain and wind all night, apparently) and that app has 48 different sounds! It even has combo nature sounds to take the guesswork out of what you hear. One of my favorites is Garden Pond: its rain, wind, birds, frogs, and windy trees all combined to make you think you’re falling asleep next to a garden pond. It’s probably why I dream of lakes at night.There are also alarm clocks that shake the bed, which is genius for hearing impaired citizens, but would scare the tar out of anyone living in an earthquake zone. Also, a new study suggests that instead of a sound waking us up, lights are better as alarms, as they don’t quite jostle us awake like the sound of a blaring clarion would. I don’t get that. Lights would just make me put my pillow over my head and roll over.

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