5 habits to enjoy work

Enjoy every day at work: 5 key habits

Gerardo Fernández


The Internet is full of lists of tips to become gods of productivity — pomodoros, open windows in zen mode, GTD methodologies –, as if being the perfect machine immediately entails enjoying what we dedicate 8 hours to every day: the worked.

However, it is difficult for me to find sites where advice is proposed to turn this routine into a kind of hobby to enjoy while we dedicate ourselves to it.

Let’s go there.

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Learn to say “no” to overtime

All the more reason if they are not paid. A good friend of mine used to say:

Your lack of planning is not my emergency

And you will agree with me that he couldn’t be more right. As they say in English, “shit happens”, or what is the same, there will be catastrophes before which we will have to pitch in. No problem. From there to turning it into a habit is a long way.

Dedicating extra hours out of habit and imposition means completely giving up your personal life and that the days become a succession of images behind the window. Don’t be surprised if a bad mood sets in after a short time.

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Practice some hobby

In direct relation to the previous point, enjoy your free time practicing a hobby. Whichever. Whatever.

It’s been 3 years since I started learning to play the guitar and I can assure you that the time I usually dedicate to it when I return home helps me to completely disconnect from anything that has happened during the day. And that is a luxury that no one should be without.

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Climb stairs

Or walk to work. Or by bike if you have the opportunity. But move.

This is one of the habits that when I left my freelance job I adopted early. I am not going to tell you about all the benefits of a…



Gerardo Fernández

Entre paseo y paseo con Simba desarrollo en Symfony y React