Do you have the cubicle crazies? By that we mean the obsessive need to get OUT of the cubicle at regular intervals, for fear you’ll become a hermit and start keeping a pet rock as a friend?
Here are a couple of easy ways to combat the cubicle crazies and get that much needed break.
- Make your cubicle a place you LIKE to be. That will make it more welcoming and you won’t feel so trapped. Try to keep it down to essentials and only have stuff in your cubicle that you need.
- Make friends. If you are included in the weekly gossipfest by the water cooler and get invited to every party with cake, you won’t feel so isolated!
- Eat lunch anywhere but in your cubicle. It’s vital to get out at least for half an hour or so and breathe non-cubicle air!
- Don’t be shy. work on projects with a partner so you have an excuse to get out of your cube and pop in to theirs a few times a day.
Your cubicle shouldn’t doom you to a life of playing solitaire in between tasks. Make your cubicle a fun place, then schedule regular retreats to the outside world. You can beat the cubicle crazies!