It’s difficult to write this article because we all have our ways and once it’s written, a lot of our secrets will be out and we can expect a memo the next time we are missing from our desks or late to submit a project at work!
Nonetheless we’re going to try and keep your secrets hidden and this article fun for those who aren’t killing any time at work because all work and no play makes you a dull person!
The most important thing we need to keep in mind while working is that it’s all about productivity! The minute you feel your productivity is dropping that’s your queue to take a break and do something fun to get back in the work mood.
There are many ways to do this and everyone has their own mantra but here are a few suggestions for you to kill your time in the office!
Take A Nap
The easiest way to get back to 100% and also kill some time on a boring day. Taking a power nap is proven to re-energize you and fix your mood because nobody wakes up from a nap in a grumpy mood.
If things are getting monotonous or you’ve had a long day and need to recoup with a little extra something then taking a nap is what you should do!
If you’ve got a table tennis room in your office, utilize it! Table tennis requires a lot of concentration and is proven to reduce stress due to it’s rhythmic gameplay nature.
The best thing that happens while playing TT is that you kill a fair amount of time and also come back to work with a super fresh mind and body.
Watching A Movie
A little risky as it may not be appreciated by your management but if you’ve got good convincing skills or a fun work culture like ours, Saturdays could mean movie and pizza day!
We understand that not all work cultures can accommodate this and that’s why streaming movies on your mobile devices is always an option and you can claim you’re doing really important work, it’s important because you want to watch a movie and that’s enough reason for you to kill some time at work.
Playing Online Games
Board games can be a fun way to relax but not always available at all times and for that reason there are online games! Playing quick round of online card games like Rummy, trivia and first person shooter games are all creative and discreet ways to kill time at work.
Playing games diverts your mind from the daunting task of doing mind numbing work.
Helping Your Co-Workers
Doesn’t sound too fun right? It can be though! Taking your mind of doing your own work and helping a colleague out with their task can not only be fun but also points in your own column for being helpful and most importantly a major distraction from your own task for a while!
While you’re being the ideal employee you’re also killing time at work and getting ready for another day with 100% more energy!
Taking A Long Lunch Break
Long lunch breaks can be beneficial to you in more than one way, you come back to work with full stomach, less irritation and even lesser time to get through the day!
You can even get a few of your colleagues to come along with you that way it’ll be a lot more fun as well and you guys can talk about things other than work, which is really important as you spend so much time with your co-workers, it’s good to know more than their job description and what time they come to work and leave from work.
These are a few ways that one can kill time at work, if you’ve got better suggestions do let us know so we can share it with everyone else and we can all blow-off work together in style!