White-collared jobs are known for sitting all day, eating junk and slugging back caffeine. What a horrible way to spend 40 or more hours a week. Likewise, blue-collared jobs are known for lifting heavy objects, being on one’s feet for the entire shift and/or little to no time for rest. Over or under-activity without proper form can damage your insides longterm –  slouching and a sore back just a few things to keep in mind. Maintaining the right balance of exertion and rest throughout your workday should be a consistent focus.


Work can be a minefield of emotional mayhem. It’s one of those places you usually can not control who all you interact with throughout the day.  Think about it – how many times have you let a co-worker’s emotional baggage affect your day? It can seem and be overwhelming if you are constantly being barraged by others needs throughout the day, all while you are fluctuating focus from them to the work at such a rate you can’t stay in a workflow that promotes efficiency and completion of workplace duties.


What you do for a living should challenge you, push you, be a part of your growth in life, unless you work at Dunder-Mifflin – then it’s just chaos and dreaming of a better life. Since Americans tend to spend at least 40 hours a week at work, how it positively challenges you is integral to overall happiness in every aspect of your life. What if it’s not? The easy answer is a new job, and I get that that is not usually as easy to do as it is to say. So, finding how to keep your mental acuity revving high at work should be a regular focus. 


Do you get a case of the Monday’s? I have a meme on my desktop that says, “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” Keeping your spirits up can be difficult if the job is draining, which more times than not, has very much to do with who you work with. Knowing how to control your emotions and feeding off the positives are advantageous stances to embrace in the workplace. When the energy around you becomes overbearing knowing when to step out and calm yourself with a breathe.