Have you ever had a whole lot of nothing to do but want something to do? Filling your downtime at work is important as it keeps your mind and body active and stimulated. Whether you’re feeling like you have nothing to do at work or at home, there is always something that can be done!
As much as you might not want to, get stuck into any projects or tasks that you’ve been putting off. Start with some organisational tasks. Maybe sorting through your emails, setting up files, organising documents and projects or cleaning your desk space.
This is a great opportunity to plan. Make a clear plan for yourself for the week, or even the next couple of weeks! Set deadlines, plan how you will dedicate your time, get ahead of the curb and start something that isn’t necessarily essential but will be beneficial for your future self.
Interacting with people is a vital part of health and wellbeing. Have a chat with your co-workers about your plans and involve them in your organisational tasks. Spend some time getting to know the people you might not fully know yet, ask them questions about work to start a conversation… you might find out you have a lot more in common than you think!
Also, remember to enjoy the down time, there will probably be a time where you wish you had it!! By the time you get stuck into the little tasks that need to be done the day will fly by and you’ll go home feeling satisfied and productive. We try to embrace downtime, everything in moderation ?