We all have those days that seem like they are never going to end, it keeps dragging on and on. You pray several times a day it’s going to either get better or be over soon. You find yourself stuck behind a desk drowning with things to do but there’s just not enough time in the day to do them. But don’t worry because it’s possible to get through a long work day without having a breakdown.
Do yourself a favor and take care of that one task that you have been dreading to do. Most of us rationalize that we have other more important, or more urgent, things to do, and we let this go. It’s that list you promised, the research you wanted to do, maybe it’s a call or a letter or email task you’ve been avoiding. Do these things early on, and the rest of the day will feel like smooth sailing, no matter how long it may be.
Avoid Eating A lot
Have you ever gone out for lunch in the middle of the day, only to return to the office feeling tired? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. So if you’re already feeling tired avoid heavy foods, it’s not going to make you feel better at all. Keep your meals and snacks healthy and nutritious if you’re feeling exhausted so your body can refuel and get the energy it needs to get through the day.
Coffee Is Key
In the morning reaching for a cup of coffee improves your alertness and helps you overcome fatigue and drowsiness, giving you energy to survive your long work day. When the day is stretching out endlessly before you, it’s normal to keep checking the clock. Will it ever end? Will you ever see the light of day again? A cup of coffee, or two can change your whole day.
A super long day is the perfect time to get time-consuming tasks out of the way for good. Plus, they help break up the day by keeping you sufficiently distracted for an hour or two. Before you know it, it’ll be time to head home.
Just remember you can survive even your longest days, even when you think you can’t. I would love to hear how you push through those long and dreadful days with a smile on your face. I can use all the tips I can get (; Leave comments below!!