Hum, I am bored.  I don’t feel like doing anything productive.  But what do I do to occupy my time?  Let me think….

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Hi, I’m Nancy and welcome to my channel.  Today, I am going to list 10 productive things you can do when bored. Be sure to stay till the end as the number 1 thing that you can do to be productive will blow you away.

10.  Take a day off To Be More Productive

While taking a day off may seem counterproductive it can be just the thing that you need to do.  This will allow you to recharge your batteries.  After all you cannot focus and be productive if you are mentally and physically drained.

9.  Take a Walk To Be Productive

I have found that when I am not feeling productive that if I go for a walk, it re-energizes me.  It is a great way to get the blood flowing in your legs and the change of scenery will allow you mind to focus once you return from your walk.

8.  Clean Your Office To Be More Productive

I have found that when I can’t get motivated and am bored to death that if I take a few moments to clean my office that it helps get back on track.  Plus, it is great way to eliminate some germs off your keyboard, mouse, and desk.  I also found it a great way to get my mind in a more productive mood.

7.  Make a List of Supplies that You Need

Now that you have cleaned your office you may notice that you need to reorder some supplies.  Now is a great time to do this. Bonus – Ordering your supplies is a being productive!

6.  Update Your Passwords

This is a great time to update your passwords!  Especially, if you tend to use the same passwords for everything.  Write them down on your phone, notebook or even an Excel spreadsheet.

5.  Read your Emails.

What better way to be productive then to read your emails, move them into folders and clean out your inbox.  While you are at it clean out your spam folder too.  I am sure it will make you feel like you have accomplished something today.

4.  Get inspired by reading a book.

There is no better way to be productive then to read a book to help you learn something new that may make you more productive.

3.  Study Management Techniques

What better way to get ahead in your career then to learn new management techniques.  Even if you are not a manager you can always find ways to improve and show those in charge that you are capable of more responsibility.

2.  Meditate

Work can be stressful and sometimes it is best if we take a break and try to relax.  What better way to relax then to spend a few minutes meditating.

1.     Manage Up

The idea of managing up requires you taking initiative.  If you see something that needs doing, and no one else has the time to do it then now is your chance to do it.  This is an easy way to get notice by those above you.  Plus, it will make you feel better that you did this.  The movie the intern.  I did this all the time throughout my career and it really made the difference in getting noticed.


Those are the Top 10 Productive Things to Do When You Are BORED.  I am sure you will agree that these things will help you change your mind from bored to productive. 

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