Cut out meetings. If you have the ability to opt out of meetings, do so. They are generally a waste of time. Sure, it’s possible that a meeting is the most productive way to do something, but it’s rarely done. Usually the point of a meeting could be accomplished with email, or an IM. Cutting out meetings could free up a lot of time and make your workday more relaxed.
Roll with the punches. There will always be things that go wrong. What is important is how we react to them — do we go all Drama Queen, and get stressed and upset? Or do we accept what has happened, and make a calm decision about what to do now? When things get overwhelming, take a step back to get some perspective, and realize that in a few months, none of this will really matter much — and then take steps to eliminate the non-essential and focus on what’s really important.
It’s so easy to get caught up in workplace drama. It’s always good to take a step back and breathe. If you haven’t added ZenHabits to your selected feeds — maybe grouped with other Life, Health & Spirit news – I would give it a wholehearted thumbs up. Just yesterday, they used Cindi Trainor’s “I am a Librarian” photo for a post: