No matter what career path you've chosen, the banality of office life gets to the best of us. The office represents rules, structure and challenging concepts like “multitasking” (which only octopi are good at).
In the years I’ve spent surfing the Web for a living, I’ve found some easy ways that you can make your job—and office life in general—more fun.
Russell + Hazel (above) sells a line of beautiful stationery and paper products, including planners, a variety of ruled pads, adhesive notes, boxes, folders and more.
Remember the Milk is a fun and simple way to manage your to-do lists. You can send and receive reminders via text message, IM and Twitter, and can also sync tasks with Google Calendar.
Office Fun, the brainchild of cable station TBS, is devoted to helping you lighten up at work. You'll find fake business cards to ward off unappealing strangers or amuse your friends, quizzes, office origami, games and video features to while away your lunch break.
Office Playground has a whole host of stress-relieving objects and office-themed gadgets that will serve you and your co-workers well when you need a pick-me-up or are in the gift-giving mood.
Grooveshark is a much raved-about new site that streams music and pays royalties to the labels. The database is enormous, so if you’re allowed to listen to music at work, this site will provide an endless soundtrack.