Monday, August 14, 2006

Avoiding Meeting Hell

I have just read a great article in Wired magazine which I thought I would share with you. It is entitled "Stay Awake in Dull Meetings" and offers 4 pieces of advice

  1. Open a window. Warm rooms promote brain fog, fresh air and a little noise will help you stay alert.
  2. Apply Acupressure. Tap your fingers on your forehead, massage the muscles between your thumb and your index finger, rub the base of your skull, or knead the spot below your knee.
  3. Peel an orange. Or pop an Altoid. Citrus and mint aromas not only help you stay focused, but they also reduce anxiety and frustration.
  4. If you are the boss have mercy. Don't schedule meetings between 1pm and 4pm. People get drowsy after lunch.

Mind you if these kind of meetings are happening often I would also thnk about giving feedback to the boss, or look for a transfer to someone who can inspire you a little better!

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