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18 Ways To Make Your Workday Suck Less

Besides taking a vacation.

1. Pack your work bag the night before, so you don't have to rush around in the morning.

2. Eat a breakfast that's more than just a bagel or a doughnut.

3. Smoothies are another delicious option.

4. Pack a lunch that's both delicious and energizing.

5. Make your commute as bearable as possible.

Here are some apps that will help your commute suck less (although not all of them will work well for drivers). And if you like podcasts, you can find some good ones here and here.

6. Once you're ready to ~work~, decide that you're going to make breaks part of your routine.

7. Buy a stand to convert your current desk to a standing desk, and stand for a few hours each day.

8. Go all out and DIY a treadmill desk.

9. When you do sit, make sure you sit ~well~.

10. Set up eyeCare to remind you to look away from your screen.

11. Do some desk yoga while you're looking away from your screen.

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Desk yoga is great to do during your breaks, if you're going with the work-17-minutes, break-52-minutes routine. And with 17 minutes off, you can probably find a chair away from your co-worker's prying eyes.

12. Or find a meditation exercise that will completely take your mind off of everything.

13. Decorate your office space with things that make you happy.

14. And find some happy things that aren't just decorative.

15. Sit near a window if you can.

16. Request plants for your office space, or buy a small plant to sit next to your computer.

17. Bring in things to keep yourself warm, especially if you work in a freezing office.

18. Leave the office on fucking time.