Wednesday, July 29, 2009

54 Things You Can Do At Work To Kill Time When You Are Not Busy --Part 2

Here are the rest of my suggestions . . .continued from yesterday--

28. Eat a snack.

29. Flip through your calendar and look at the pictures.

30. Count the days until your next vacation.

31. Make a budget.

32. Make a spreadsheet to keep track of your spending each month.

33. Empty your recycle wastebasket.

34. Go for an elevator ride.

35. Check out what’s available in the vending machine.

36. Sharpen some pencils.

37. Drink some of that water you brought to your desk.

38. Help out someone else.

39. If your place of employment offers tutorials or classes, sign up for some and attend.

40. Make more room in your file drawers by sending your old files to the record center.

41. Add some speed dial numbers to your phone.

42. Look out the window.

43. Just stand up for awhile.

44. See how many scripture verses you can write from memory.

45. Clean your desk.

46. Rearrange the icons on your desktop.

47. Change your screen saver picture if allowed.

48. Look through the coupons in the phone book to see if there are any you could use.

49. Water your plants.

50. Make a file index of the files in your filing cabinets.

51. Read your company’s Intranet page if they have one.

52. If you have ring tone choices on your phone, change them.

53. When delivering something to someone interoffice, take the scenic route back to your desk and be sure to use the stairs.

54. Finally, last but certainly not least, read that policy and procedure manual!

Do you have any other suggestions? Which idea do you like best? How many have you actually done? Me, I have actually done 45 of these things. The rest I just thought of when making this list!


Sandee said...

I think you've done a very good list to keep the boredom at bay. Excellent.

Have a terrific day. :)

Diane said...

When I worked HR I wrote part of the policy manual and that alone will put you right to sleep!

BeadedTail said...

Your list is very thorough! I work from home so my list includes blogging, surfing the net and playing with the furbabies!

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Sandee: Thanks!

Diane: Oh my, I'd hate to actually have to write one of those things!

Beaded Tail: Working from home has its benefits for sure--I'd love to e able to bring my pets to work with me. My cats could lay on my desk and my dog would love walks around the office!

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