Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you are waiting for your log out time since you are done with your work for the day and probably the next day as well? Or, you are stressed or getting bored with the work and want to refresh yourself a bit? In such situations, what is that you do? Go and take a break. Instead of squandering time with unnecessary chit chats, we can utilize our precious time in a better and productive way in these breaks. So, how can we do that?
Become an Expert: Whenever we get a feeling that our work is getting monotonous, we should try to get creative and enjoy whatever we are doing. When we get creative and do things in a different way, our work becomes interesting and we start liking our work. When we like our work and do things with interest we naturally gain expertise in that and as a result, get automatically recognized by others. Initially, people tend to get curious why we are going those extra miles and being creative. But, when they see that taking extra efforts gives results, they follow suit.
Help Others: Offering help to our team members or other departments is an excellent way of utilizing free time. By doing this we can learn about work that is outside our routine work and make our office work interesting. Also, this makes us reliable and others count on us in times of need which gives us an edge over others and puts us in the good books of the management.
Contribute to the business website: We can kill time productively by engaging in some creative writing. Whenever we have some time we can contribute by providing useful content to the company’s website. Here, we can either showcase expertise in our field or contribute articles on some general topics for the company’s blog.
Train others: We can volunteer and train others in our area of expertise to develop the necessary skills in others and help in the organizational growth. It’s not necessary that we provide training on only process-related skills and we may even train others on matters like team handling, communication skills, problem-solving etc. depending on our capabilities and knowledge levels.
It is pretty common that we feel bored at the office sometimes or feel a lack of motivation to continue our work. In such situations, we can regain our interest and reenergize ourselves by following the above tips. It is beneficial for our career to work with interest and do our job with commitment.