What seems like bliss to some is pure agony to me. I cannot fathom the idea of sitting idly about until the clock strikes 6. I have to do something, ANYTHING, to keep my work-mind motors running.
So what to do when you’re bored at work that will look good on your To Do List?
Learn something new
I’ve already done this with social media. It started with me editing posts and Tweets; but slowly and surely I’ve realised, ‘hey! I can do this too.’ And that’s what I did. Slowly amassing followers and reading up on other bloggers has helped me to become a semi ‘social media expert’ in my own right – beats twiddling your thumbs.
Undertake a new project
I am and always will be the annoying one at work. I love coming up with little projects and seeing where they will go. You see, the way companies operate is different now. It’s not the little people waiting for direction from the top; rather it’s seeing what you can all do for the greater good of your company.
Read Read READ
I love to read, and that just isn’t happening when I’m at home. I can’t just pick up a Public Relations book with all the chaos that awaits me when I walk through the door – what with the husband and the toddler wanting this and that. Work can become a quiet sanctuary for brushing up on my knowledge, and it’s a productive way to pass the time when there’s nothing better to do. I actually think this should be encouraged more.
I’m sure if you took the time to think about it, you could brainstorm more ways to ‘productively’ keep busy when bored at work.
How do you maximise your ‘bored’ time?