I labored in a cubicle farm within the basement of a big concrete constructing for a yr, and I survived! I did transfer on afterwards, the duties had been the largest cause I wished to go away and never the surroundings.
I second getting a lightweight, crops and getting as much as transfer as usually as doable (and in addition speaking together with your supervisor to see if another is feasible – that might be one of the best answer). Listed here are different issues that personally helped me deal although:
-Very nice nature footage to make use of as pc backgrounds. I modified them repeatedly and in keeping with the seasons to really feel like I used to be nonetheless linked to that massive world outdoors. I additionally had a pleasant calendar for that very same objective.
-Embellish that dice – something that brings you somewhat jolt of delight whereas nonetheless being fairly acceptable for work is nice. Me, it was a group of Pokemon postcards I bought on the native comic-con.
-On a regular basis at roughly the identical time of the afternoon I’d rise up and go make myself a very nice cup of tea. Unfastened-leaf top quality stuff with milk and sugar. It was time away from my desk and simply typically a pleasurable homey factor to do. In case you have entry to a kitchenette in any respect, I extremely advocate arising with some type of ritual round your drink of selection.
-Somebody advisable exploring the constructing and neighboring ones (for walks and lunchtime) and that’s an awesome concept! My outdated office was completely gigantic and I don’t assume I ever noticed the whole lot in there. I did ultimately discover a couple haunts I appreciated and went to usually.
-In case you’re artistically inclined in any respect maintain a pocket book at your desk to doodle/write in. Not solely does it appear like you’re working, however it’s a very nice break that doesn’t contain a display screen. I drew completely hilarious little comics in there that I’d ship to my associates on the finish of the day.
Maybe my most vital suggestion goes to be this one nonetheless:
-Let it suck. No, I’m severe: I had a very tough time adapting to the “underground cubicle farm” side of that job – I had a panic assault in the course of the winter as soon as as a result of I had not seen the solar in 48h (I used to be getting in shortly earlier than dawn, spending the day within the basement and leaving after nightfall). At first I attempted actually actually exhausting to make one of the best of it and never let it get to me, however it WAS attending to me.
It solely bought higher after I gave up on making an attempt to be cheerful and optimistic about it and felt the complete scope of how miserable it was. I assumed if I let the emotions take over, I’d keep depressed and nothing would change, however that’s not what occurred: I used to be down for some time, then I type of simply bought used to the surroundings and began arising with ways in which would make it higher. So: strive letting your self really feel nonetheless you are feeling about this.