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Bored at Work: What to Do?

Deepa Kartha
Here are some ideas that will help in getting rid of your boredom, and motivate you to get back to work with more vigor and enthusiasm.
Most of us have experienced moments of boredom while at work. This boredom can be caused due to lack of work, or because of doing the same thing again and again for a long time. Whatever may be the reason, once you start getting bored, there is no way you can concentrate on your work again.
Moreover, if you pressurize yourself to work, you may end up doing poor quality of work. Hence, it would be better to indulge in some kind of activity to relieve oneself from the boredom. Here's what you can do.
Make sure that you maintain your company's protocols while doing anything other than work. Every organization has a set of rules that the employees have to follow while they are working there. So, before doing any activity to get rid of your boredom, ensure that you are not going against the rules of the organization that you are working for.


If you have been thinking of starting your own blog, but could not do it because of lack of time, this is the best time to start a blog. If you do not have much idea about blogging, you can search on the Internet where you will get important tips on how to begin a blog. If you are already a blog owner, post an article to do away with your boredom.

Clean your Clutter

Another activity that you can do is to organize your desk. If papers, documents, and office stationery have been lying haphazardly on your table for a long time, the best way to spend your time will be to organize it properly.
The same thing can be done to your computer. Organize your folders and files according to the project they fall under. This will make it easier for you to access the files when you need them.

Online Games

An interesting way to kill your boredom is by playing online games. There are actually plenty of interesting games available on the Internet which will help in killing time. Some online games can include puzzles, scrabble, Sudoku, etc.
If you do not know any sites where you can play games, just search for free online games in Google, and you will come across a great variety of online games which you can play for free.

Call up Someone

One of the best things to do is to call up your loved ones. Sometimes, due to our busy schedule, we do not get time to call our loved ones. So, call up a friend, cousin, uncle or aunt, whom you have not called for a long time, when you are not able to work at office due to boredom.

Read a Book

If you like to read, carry a book with you which you can read when feeling bored. However, if you do not have a book, you can search for online books, and read whichever book you like. Moreover, you can also read reviews of new books, if you are planning to buy one.

Go for a Walk

Another thing that you can do is to go for a walk outside your office. Sometimes, fresh air can help in energizing yourself. Other than this, you can also go to the restroom and take a quick nap. You can also just put your head down on the desk and take a short nap.
Some other things that you can indulge in are listening to music, watching a video on YouTube, do some exercises, etc. However, if you feel extremely bored when you are at work, it may be because you are at the wrong job. If this is the case, the best way to end your boredom would be to quit, and look for a job which interests and excites you.