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Permission Granted to Slack Off
We’re totally not advocating grabbing the nearest couch cushion and napping under your desk (although that sounds mighty inviting…) but CareerBuilder says slacking off slightly from the usual go-go-go mentality at your new job will ease the burden of your 9-to-5. Even the dreamiest of jobs can have its nightmareish moments!
* Bail on your email. Remember when changing your Outlook meant reevaluating your life perspective and not right-clicking on a bobbing desktop icon? Yeah, me either. But disabling your pop-up notices and responding to emails in batches will save you hours a day. Just don’t ignore those labeled From: Boss.
* Say no, no, no. If work is toppling over your desk and a coworker nonchalantly asks for a hand with a non-urgent matter, it’s fine to say no, or at least explain that you’re one assignment away from your head imploding. Trust us, he’ll understand.
* Multitasking isn’t all that. You may feel super important with a phone perched on your shoulder, one hand pecking out an email, and the other one clutching your chicken wrap. Chances are high, however, that you’ll miss some details of the call, the email will be riddled with spelling errors and ranch dressing will splatter your lap. When in doubt, the most efficient route tackles one task at a time.
* Munch on that lunch out of doors. Speaking of food, back it away from your desk. Making your whole work area an anti-eating zone will force you to take a walk, not to mention help keep your keyboard crumb free.
Do you deserve a break today? Kick off those shoes and tell us your multitasking horror stories. [CNN]