There are times in one’s career, it could be a day or a week where you just find yourself bored stiff as a result of no work to do or doing repetitive task, what do you do? It’s important you know the productive hacks for busting boredom at work to remain successful.
When you find yourself in that situation, it’s important you take right actions to avoid getting in trouble with your boss. It’s important to do an assessment on why you’re bored, is it time to change jobs? If that isn’t the reason and you’re experiencing this know it happens to even the best here’s a list of things to do to break that monotony:
Clean up your work area
This is probably one of the most obvious, but sometimes not so obvious. It is imperative you keep a clean and tidy space, so you can function optimally. Clutter causes anxiety and gives off the idea that you’re a scatter brain that can’t be trusted. Being in a tidy space means getting rid of old file folders and documents not needed or that have passed the document retention limit or getting one or two desk bins to organize items on your desk.
Organize Your Emails
Use this opportunity to organize your emails by: creating folders; archiving emails, deleting emails no longer necessary to be kept; flagging emails that require follow up that may have been missed and setting up rules on incoming emails. Also, use this opportunity to remove yourself from unnecessary email distribution lists that only adds clutter to your inbox. You will feel much better and in control and may just alleviate that boredom you feel.
Take an Online Course Offered By Your Company
Challenge yourself by taking a course in areas that interests you offered through your companies Learning Management System if that’s available to you. If not, take an online course that is related to your job that will only further enhance your experience; however, don’t use company time to do an online course for personal gain. That’s time fraud and could be detrimental for your career growth.
Take Your Lunch Break
Take your lunch break and any other breaks you’re entitled to. This is important as this helps break up the day and might just be the cure you need to break that cycle of boredom. I would highly recommend getting out of the office and taking a walk outside this has been known to get one’s creative juices flowing.
What other things do you do when bored at work? Do share your comments below. I’d love to read them.
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Till Next Time,