What to Do When You’re Bored in the Office

The busy ISA season has slowed down by quite a bit which means there’s those odd few moments where I receive the opportunity to feel bored at work. I like to keep my mind active and busy, so its difficult to refrain from reaching the ultimate point of boredom. There are many sneaky tasks I can do without becoming the office slacker. I still complete my workload, but on occasion, there’s just very little to do!

Write a blog post.
Writing is something I love to do. I aspire to develop my skills to the highest level and expand my vocabulary too. With a notepad on every corner, it’s almost impossible not to jot down a few ideas that would otherwise get lost in the back of my mind. In fact, this post was written on a very slow Monday morning. It’s easy to concentrate due to the quiet atmosphere and helps the time pass very quickly!

Stretch your legs.
I’m sure there’s an office regulation that states a worker must move around every so often. This is also the ideal method to staying awake. I’m not suggesting a twenty minute stroll, but taking a few minutes to focus on our mind on something other than how dull the day is really helps. A short saunter is a quick fix and extremely beneficial in helping the time pass by. You could make a hot drink, and before you know it, it’s 5pm.

The most dangerous but most enjoyable approach to passing time. It’s a skill that I’ve mastered over the years, and I’m now at the point of being able to daydream about just about anything. In about five minutes, I can easily slip into another world without trying – granted I have completed all the tasks that need to be done for the day. Daydreaming is a last resort, but sure helps the clock tick faster.

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