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How to Stay Awake During your Boring Office Day

Sleeping at Work

If you are like most professionals, the ability to stay awake at your desk is often a bigger challenge than the work you are faced with to perform your job. While many people think dozing off at your desk is caused by boredom, it can also be caused by lack of motivation; lack of exercise, and stagnant surroundings can also be culprits of tiredness at your office.  Here are tips to keep yourself from dozing off at work, as well as help you stay more productive in the process.

  • Make your surroundings interactive and engaging: Take a look at your surroundings at your work desk. Do you have pictures of family trips, inspiring photos, and colorful office supplies to keep you upbeat and interactive at your desk? If your desk instead looks like a cluttered space, with mounds of papers and neutral colors, and institutional type office supplies, you are probably bored AND uninspired. Consider organizing your office so that you feel inspired to sit down and work. Consider buying playful and colorful additions with office supplies, wall art, and creative cubicle decoration available at office supply stores.
  • Set goals and milestones throughout the day: Have you ever noticed when you work towards a goal the journey to get there is so much shorter? The same is true for ridding your boredom throughout your workday. Set realistic timelines for yourself for how long it should take you to finish filing, or how long it should take you to get through reading your emails. Afterwards, have a reward set in place, like a 15-minute walk outside to get fresh air, or a healthy snacks break from your company cafeteria. Everyone has different motivators; setting goals will keep your day form being boring and will keep it fast moving.
  • Practice healthy living habits at home and at the office: For many professionals, it isn’t hard to get to the gym, but it is hard to get 8 hours of sleep a night, or to wake up in ample time to get yourself leisurely ready for work. Your activity levels outside of the office should focus on well-rounded diet, exercise, and sleep routines throughout your day. Healthy living habits will keep you more energetic and awake at work, and will make your home life more enjoyable, as you won’t suffer from the “after-work” burn out daily.

Staying awake at the office is about adjusting your lifestyle, your surroundings and your mental stamina. Just like starting a new exercise regimen, training yourself to be productive during the day can be made easier with these helpful tips. If you still feel yourself dozing at work, walk around more often, try and get fresh air hourly, and look at your eating, sleeping and exercising habits to see if they can be modified. Turning into bed an hour earlier at night, may help you feel more refreshed during the workday.

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It’s a Printer That Makes Coffee!

The Supplies Guys today announced the availability of a new multifunction
printer A Printer That Makes Coffee DetailsTHAT MAKES COFFEE! No kidding, and it’s in stock!

“This is by far the most innovative multifunction printer of the year.” – Consumer Advocate

Introducing the SG1000CMFP, an office manager’s dream, bringing a whole new meaning to the term multifunction printer. This new first of its kind color printer prints, faxes, scans, and also makes coffee with a built-in brewing system. Simply insert your coffee packet and cup beneath, and within 60 seconds you’ll have a fresh cup just in time to grab your print outs and go! 

Learn more about the new SG1000CMFP and get FREE COFFEE! No purchase necessary.

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22 Interesting Office Facts on November 22

Here are twenty two interesting office facts to get you through this Monday, November 22nd. Feel free to share any of these fun office facts at your next coffee break (no recognition is required).

  1. One percent of U.S. employers allow employees to take naps during working hours.
  2. People in the U.S. spend at least 1896 hours per year at work.
  3. Women business owners employ 35% more people than all the Fortune 500 companies combined.
  4. No piece of normal-size paper can be folded in half more than seven times.
  5. During thinking, we only use about 35% of our brains.
  6. A typist’s fingers travel 12.6 miles during an average workday.
  7. More American workers (18%) call out sick on Friday than any other day of the week.
  8. Tuesday has the lowest percent of absenteeism for American workers—11%.
  9. Difficulty focusing on the computer screen, short-term memory problems and trouble with basic math can be caused by a mere 2% drop in body water. Remember to stay hydrated during work hours.
  10. More people walk to work in Alaska than any other U.S. state.
  11. Americans now spend more than 100 hours a year commuting to work.
  12. More than  50% of lost work days are stress related, keeping approximately 1 million people home from work every day.
  13. The average office worker spends 50 minutes a day looking for lost files and other items.
  14. The United States has the fourth largest workforce in the world, at 154.2 million (does not include those who are unemployed).
  15. Forty percent of worker turnover is due to job stress.
  16. Remember to always take notes during meetings, as the brain retains less than 5% of what is said.
  17. Each person owns at least eight distinctive intelligences (Musical, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Naturalistic, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Verbal-Linguistic , Logical-Mathematical, Spatial), and these are further developed whenever used at work.
  18. “Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
  19. Refrigerating rubber bands makes them last longer.
  20. Eighty percent of jobs are gained through networking.
  21. Sixty-six percent of full-time workers in the U.S. say they are heavy drinkers (consuming five or more drinks per sitting at least five days per month), while only 4.9% of part-time workers in the U.S. say they are heavy drinkers.
  22. People spend one in every four and a half minutes online on social networks and blogs.

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Office Technology of 1970

Xerox Corp has introduced a wealth of technology over the years. The company as a whole has more than 9,400 active patents! They patented electrophotography in 1942, prototyped the world’s first personal computer (Alto) in 1973, and solid ink technology in 2000. Then in the early 1970s, Xerox Corp released this commercial that showed a hypothetical office system. Although it is humorous, it is actually quite accurate! What do you think?


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