I Can’t Fix Stupid: How to Survive a Useless Meeting: Part II

I Can’t Fix Stupid: How to Survive a Useless Meeting: Part II

We have all been there, and a previous blog mentioned some ways to survive meetings that are useless, boring or that simply slowly fry your brain cells. So here are a few more tips I came up with, in such meeting.  Do something to prevent your brain cells from dying, something that makes you think critically or creatively. Write, blog, do something. You can be like an adolescent again and pass notes back and forth. Hey we’re talking survival here. We’re also talking about mundane meetings, not important ones where you have to impress someone. Keep in mind; however; that these tips are meant to be subtle anyway so you can appear professional and attentive, even if you are planning your next vacation or writing out your budget. Another extreme thing you can do is aggravate people. You can question people, use humor, anything to amuse yourself. How much you choose to cross the line is up to you and dependent on your setting. The main thing is to keep your brain active and accomplish something; even if it is deep breathing (you can always do that just about anywhere). Isn’t your time valuable? Make the most of it.


Dr. Umfer is a licensed clinical psychologist and forensic psychologist in Tampa Florida. She specializes in weight loss and forensic evaluations, such as sex offender risk assessments, psychological evaluations for substance abuse, competency, fitness for duty, immigration etc. She has certifications in fitness and nutrition, clinical hypnotherapy and as a meditation instructor. She identifies herself as a Forensic Evaluator and Weight Liberator and strives to help clients become "Umferized" aka empowered and fulfilled.

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