GREAT WAYS TO AVOID STARTING YOUR WORK DAY

  1. Clean up your desk
    How can you work if you don't have an organized work environment? If you're like me your desk is a disaster area at the end of the day every day, so you can do this one every morning.
  2. Social media
    Bonus points if you manage your work Twitter/Facebook/Instagram accounts and can pretend this is actual work.
  3. Drink lots of coffee
    Even (especially?) the most demanding of bosses will understand that you can't be expected to do productive work without caffeine.
  4. Engage someone more important than you in conversation
    "I didn't make it to my desk until 10:15! Fred was talking to me about those really interesting things that will most certainly affect our continued employment." "Oh! Well, what did he say? Tell me."
  5. Make a list about how to avoid working.