Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tips : How to survive late meetings at the office

As I mention before, I have a very demanding full time job. I usually enjoy going to work and do technical things related to web development and IT. But when it comes to attending meetings and staying late at work, I have problem. ezane-bnewday-banner

Today was no different. I have to stay in a meetings for a long period of time and I missed calling my kids to check up on them and my baby have pick up my baby two hours late.

To keep myself sane and maintain a balance life, I really have to readjust and reschedule a lot of things.

1. Maintain a positive attitude and be thankful. I don’t think I can survive all those meetings and working late without a positive attitude. I might feel tired, I might feel guilty and I might feel obligated but at the end of the day I still feel like I have done something. What I did matters. I make things happen and I am thankful that I still have a job to complain about.

2. Surround myself with colors and beautiful things.

hanifjan2013Ever since I have my own room at work, the first thing I did was decorate my room with colors. It’s the only way I could work without feel bored. I also surround myself with the people that I love like my baby boy. I carried his photos every where I go, including to the meeting room. That face calms me down.

3. Take care of your health. In order to full fill the necessary needs of your job, your stakeholder, your family and your personal needs, you really have to be healthy.

4. Keep my phone closer. With all the things on my to do lists, I really have to jot down all the things that came to my mind during meetings like the reports that I need to finish, ad hoc tasks given during meetings which sometimes the task doesn’t even related to the agenda, making phone calls, reply emails and all things related to my core job. My iphone really helps me to keep tabs of all the things I need to do. Currently I am using 2Do for all my tasks. I really love this apps.

At the end of the day, even though I was tired and exhausted, I still can smile, pick up my kids and looking forward to another adventure at work tomorrow.

Do you have a demanding full time job?
Do you have any tips to survive  late meetings at the office?

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