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May 28, 2008

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I always notice that I'm the most disgruntled at work when I'm not accomplishing what I want to be accomplishing. I work from home a lot and I'm the first to admit that the lure of the wide open Internet has claimed more of my time than I'd like. I'm always happier when I snap myself back to work and get some solid tasks crossed off my to do list. This is a long way to say that the tip "Tackle something that's been on your mind" is a good one!

5 great tips that I try to follow. I'm not always good at following them because I get caught up in the moment. I tell myself that I'm not going to gossip and something slips out in a moment of silence, trying to keep the conversation going.

I'm not going to be perfect and that's ok as long as I get myself back on track.

Even though I don't always follow these rules, I do most of the time. I try to have fun by taking a walk or taking time to talk to my co-workers for a few minutes.

Thanks for the great post! Made me take a look at doing the simple things to be happy at work.

that very intersting!

Karl - great point about gossip being a way to fill in awkward gaps in the conversation. I haven't realized it until now, but I do the same thing.

Erika - I feel the same way. I've found that the busier and more productive I am, the happier I am. Sometimes, though, I take this too far. It can be a vicious cycle - the more you achieve, the more you want to achieve. I'm trying to find a balance myself.

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