I work full-time. Five days a week, clocking about 8 to 9 hours a day. There is a pattern in my 9-to-5 hours.
We’re human beings and there is a rhythm to how we go about our everyday.
Think about the patterns of your life, about the daily routines that shape your existence…By identifying these patterns, and acknowledging their power to shape our lives, we’re better able to set the patterns in ways that boost happiness. – Gretchen Rubin
We talk about morning routines and evening routines. What about your office routine? Are there small changes you can make to it that will increase your happiness at work?
I’m starting my journey by first looking at how I currently spend my hours at work.
Here it is in 10 gifs.
1. Most of the days, I wake up thinking ‘how am I going to get through a busy day at work’
When you’re a working mum, there’s your normal office job to do, but there is also family stuff to manage. School assemblies, parent-teacher meetings, writing cheques for school dinners, organising your kids’ playdates and birthday parties. You get the idea.
By 10am, I just want it to stop.