A day at work can sometimes feel long and tedious, but it can also sometimes go by fairly quickly. Your day is more likely to feel slow if you're frequently looking at or thinking about the time. And because you'll be constantly disappointing yourself like that, you're probably going to feel less motivated to work. For example, if you work an 8 hour shift and you're thinking about the time within the first thirty minutes, you'll just be thinking, "Oh, man... I still have seven and a half hours to go." Then you might wonder if you're any closer to the end of the day and see that only two minutes have passed. No matter how tempting it is, don't look at that clock, and try not to think about the time! Just focus on your work or think about something else if your work doesn't require much thought. But be careful about what you choose to think about - your efforts would be in vain if you thought about something you're eager to do and you ended up looking at the time. If possible, try not to do the same work all the time. If you do something different (that you might not be as familiar with), you'll probably have to focus more on the task to make sure you're doing it right or you might even have to learn something new. However, you'll still want to know when your breaks are or when to stop working... I personally have my cellphone's alarms set to vibrate at break time, so I don't have to pay attention to the time at all throughout the day.