I spend more than half of my waking hours at the office, Monday through Friday. There are so many things that can happen during those hours ever day, so the best thing you can do is be prepared for anything :)
Here are the 5 things I always make sure to have on-hand at work. I may not use them every day, but when I need it, I need it!
If you know me, then you know my love for snacks. To keep myself from running into the kitchen to pop popcorn or eat cookies a coworker baked, I keep healthy snacks in my drawer. I always have fruit, nuts, or a granola bar in my drawer for when the snacking monster begins to rise up inside of me.
2. Phone Charger
There’s nothing worse than a dead phone. We’ve all been in the situation where we are in desperate need of our phone (to get directions to a work meeting or to text the boyfriend) and our phone is dead. Surprisingly, this charger has been more helpful in making friends at work. During my first week of my new job the CEO of the company had a dead phone and was in need of a charger. Guess who had one :) Yours truly.
For those times your coworker is coughing all over the paperwork she hands you and you can see the germs crawling up your arm. Hand sanitizer will be your best friend in an office! Don’t be one of the people staying home because they caught the bug going around the office.
You have a one-on-one meeting with your boss and you ate onions for lunch. The last thing you want to be worrying about during your meeting is your breath. Pop a piece of gum and stroll into the meeting with confidence.
5. Noise Canceling Headphones
My office has started a new trend of playing music all…. day… long… Sometimes it’s top 40s and I can bop along to it. But other times it’a Led Zeppelin and all I want to do is make it stop! In comes my Bose noise canceling headphones to the rescue. Nothing is worse than being forced to listen to music you hate all day long.
What are your go-to items you have on hand at work to get you through the daily 9-5 (in my case, 8-6) grind?