I have a cat’s whiskers’ s to quit my job. I ended up taking a sabbatical from 6 weeks to get my head straight and figure of my next career step. In the end, I decided to “society ‘back. During the folly and absurdity of life in the business have not changed, I have. Above all, I changed my way of thinking in terms of my work. Here are 10 things I ‘ve done to make the 9-5 more palatable.1. Reduce the size of your work when I was on sabbatical, I spent lot of time on personal interests and projects that have been J ‘ve been declining for years. Our day jobs have a way of sucking the energy out of us. So much so that if we really unmotivated away from the office , we have to do the things we really enjoy doing. If you are in the habit devotes much time to this effort, which will inspire you and make you relive your 9-5 much smaller space occupied in the day . Instead of working your life around, the work will start on life. Instead of coming home from work and sitcatatonic watching television, the pain the day ‘s numbness, you go to your wood shop and build, a wardrobe or go for a bike ride or take the dogs to the lake or writing this novel. To sleep instead of thinking about tomorrow ‘s functions, you’ll think about tomorrow sleep of opportunities.2. Stop Striving realized that life (crawling is probably a better word) to climb the career ladder is not as rewarding as I thought. It was fun and fulfillment in the lower levels. It was about proving your value, so the proud parents, friends and colleagues and impressed to earn more money in the early days. There comes a point where you realize you have t won “CEOs want or that you have. They also recognize that the middle levels of the scale are remarkably similar to purgatory. If you came to this realization, stop the suffering! You ‘ve done your homework “minor ” in a number of balls. Now crawl up the ladder. If it makes you happy, slip a few rungs. Regardless, stop trying to status more, more, more influence, other securities, to pay more. StartAccept that it’s okay in your current position or even a less demanding one.3 remain. Stop complainingWe want everyone talks about. We all want to influence. When things are ‘t go our way, we want to tell our boss about it. We want to make things better. My advice to proceed with caution and careful what you wish. Sometimes your boss to complain is necessary and crucial for self-preservation. Other times, it is whiney, and a symptom of anger (and consumables) employees. But other times, it ‘SA signal to your boss that you want more control, more challenges and more responsibilities. Of course, if you complain, you have a much better way of doing things. Maybe you need to be in a position with more influence, more power and more responsibility. Before you complain, very clear with yourself why you complain and want. Sometimes it ‘s best to leave things BE.4. Have a good Jobbe careful. You should always pay the bills if you need to keep your job. Today the work ‘s is very competitive. The layoffs are a constant threat to all industries and businesses. You must remember your employer becauseThey have value. Even if you stay in your current job, you must continue to perform at a high level. You are obliged to training on new procedures, methods and technologies. You must be well respected by his superiors, colleagues and employees. In short, to maintain a strong work ethic and personal integrity. If you look too nonchalant about the people, and good for your employability.5 that n ‘. Set clear boundariesThe weeks before my return to work, I knew I needed boundaries and structures that support the work to keep me ” small”. The victims here and there a tendency to grow and the next thing you know you’re in the same bad habits that you caught and strangled before you suck. So I went to write the borders that were important to me and allow me to “turn on the ” “disable ” work my life outside of work. The second day at the office (the first day spent reading through the hundreds of emails) I sat with my boss and told my limit. He was totally supportive and really had to draw its own borders, while I was on sabbatical. Oncemy boss was on board, I started training my colleagues and colleagues so they were clear about my availability. Well, everyone knows when I will be present for face-to-face, when I will join by phone, when I left home for the day and when I am in the morning. I do not need to explain and negotiate all my comings and goings. It’s amazing how much debt is removed when you set boundaries.6 clear. Organize a flexitime work arrangements scheduleFlexible Don ‘t work for all. But for many, especially those with young children or those who commute long distances, it is a necessity. I fall into this category, since my home office is 120 miles from home. The ability to telecommute, 3 days a week is key. But telecommuting means more to me than the ability to work from home. It ‘s have the flexibility to look out the office and around the world. I need variety in the course of my workday. It ‘s hard for me to squat on a desk or a meeting room for 9 hours a day, within the four walls of the enclosedan office building. I need to connect with the world outside the office, a connection with nature and society. On the days that I telecommute, I had the flexibility to build my power needs. I start my workday at 5:30 ET clock stop at 16 hours. During the day, I carry out my responsibilities to work with activities that keep me connected to the world around me. I take my dog for walks, going to lunch, doing Pilates and other exercises, go to the mall, the car wash, go to a park, play, take the driving range or tennis. Not only that the work has become a small part of my day, but it has also become a small part of my “works ” 0.7. Prioritize your review ‘m reminded of the saying of superhero movies, “with great power comes great responsibility “. I would change it to say something for our purposes, “with great flexibility in the workplace is a great responsibility “. Our culture has become a much more tolerant of employees and accept remote, but there are still a lot of mistrust. It is important that you are a strong performance, both to negotiate and maintain a telework arrangementone. There are many distractions at home and in the community. The employer must believe that you are not fly-fishing in a mountain stream is. Stay on track, you need the ability to prioritize. First you need to prioritize your work. I start my day with a list of two goals or priorities. Let me work on something else, but I need to achieve both. Second, you must do the work certainly is a higher priority than non-non-work items. Of course there are exceptions to this rule. Sometimes you have to pick up children at school or at a parent-teacher conference or go to the appointment of a doctor . But generally, you have to deal with tasks during the hours you work aside to work. Be very careful not to spend too much time to activities that you play with passion, like a round of golf or writing blog.8. Avoid water coolerBy now you can already begin to feel the work is very low … and you want to feel. Now you need to make sure you avoid the pitfalls that turn an elephant into a mountain. Every workplace has its own water-coolerto speak. Rarely have these discussions in a real water cooler. They usually occur in the cafeteria or at the end of a meeting or a cigarette break. First, the discussions fun and addictive. The vine has a penchant for the spectacular and we were all in the “if ” caught. And if we re-organize again? What if we outsource? What if I get a new boss? What if the project loses funding? What if there layoffs? Few positive what ifs. Surround yourself with certainly all that negativity to slip down and to your emotional state. Before you know, your boundaries are violated. Her bleeding starts what ifs in your life outside of work, dyeing conversations with friends consume your thinking. Fill your free time begins anxiety and worry. You can allow ‘t. If you keep the work in progress, you need to water figurative cooler.9 avoided. “It ‘s just a job, ” What would a list of 10, without being a cliché, at least? I hope you ‘ve managed to do their job for less. But sometimes small things can make a big pain. It wouldunwise to think that the work under your skin ever again. In the worst days, remember that “it ‘s just a job “. If it feels like the work became too great, he put next to something that is bigger. Do you prefer hunger in Africa? Would you rather spend your days on the front in Afghanistan? How to live with cancer? Consider the worst case, if the work is big and bad. Then put it next to horrible scenarios that many people around the world on a daily basis. You ‘s soon realize that “it ‘ s just a job, ” 0.10. DetachmentDetachment is the end of the road, but not the end of the trip. The steps to this point, I’m out with my work. By working small, I am free on the things that bring me joy and fulfillment to concentrate. I say replace the end of the road, because if your work is your passion is the ultimate goal of reducing the importance of the 9 to 5 The only way to do this is to leave and return later to your home from yourat work. I say this is not off the end of the trip, because the work did not go quietly. It will continue to test your limits and against the threat of becoming great again. The detachment is something that is continued to be practiced and reinforced. It is a constant journey, but worth the trip.