Don’t you wish that long workdays came with a warning sign? Well, sometimes they do! We’ve all experienced a day where before you even walk in the door, you know it’s going to be a long one. By adjusting your attitude and following a couple tips, your long day will be manageable in no time!

Switch on your can-do attitude.

It’s all about perspective; if you look at a day filled with tasks as burdensome, it will likely drag by. If you embrace being busy and focus on taking pride in your productivity, it oftentimes flies by! Make sure to walk in the door with a positive and energetic attitude, grab your coffee (if you need it) and get ready to tackle any challenge that comes your way.

Make a list.

An overwhelming day can quickly become more manageable with just a little prep work. Lay out your day, prioritize your tasks and give yourself a little pat on the back every time you get to cross something off your list!

Stop watching the clock.

Those minutes won’t tick quite so slow on the clock if you stop staring at it! Focusing on how the hours are dragging by and spending your whole workday waiting for 5:00 not only can stint your productivity and not put you in the working mindset, it also tends to make your day feel even longer! Focus on your tasks, not on the clock.

Give your mind a break.

A long day can be broken up by giving yourself a mini-break every now and then. Complete a big task off your list? Take a quick break and make yourself some coffee. Go outside for lunch for a quick pick-me-up. Just make sure to not over-break and waste valuable time on the clock. Rewarding yourself for getting things done can make your productivity more sustainable throughout the entire day.

Follow these tips, and your long day won’t be quite so long!