There will be hectic days during your work week where you need to get lots of tasks done. However, there are also slow days when you do not need to do so many tasks as you normally do. Therefore, you can actually make your ‘down’ times even more productive by doing several things. Here are the things which you can do during a slow day at work to get ahead of other colleagues.

Refresh and Start Reorganizing Plans You Made

Downtime is a very good time to be used for reflections on goals you have made so far at work. It can also be a good time to review your plan or to-do-list for the day to keep on track. Enjoy your free time to relax your mind. After your mind is relaxed, maybe you can find some new inspirations to make the way you work or the company better.

Reading a Book

You can ignite your creativity and inspirations from any sources including a book. Bring out your favorite read. Reading is the easiest thing to do when you want to learn something new. Spending your free time at work to read is a good investment.

Invest Your Time to Dream

Dream about things you want to achieve in the near future. Daydreaming can help to excite your brain and sometimes even sparks creativity for the planning of your next step to move up in the career ladder. Daydreaming can never go wrong when you can use it this way.

Work on Some Small Projects

There are tasks which are not so urgent that you constantly have left up. Therefore, use your fee time to finish these tasks. Manage your time effectively and get ahead of other colleagues.

Network and Volunteer to Help Others

Your department at the moment can take it easy for the day. However, other division may have to work harder on the same day. Offer them some helping hands if you want. You can also learn more things aside from your main tasks this way. Make good use of your free time efficiently.

Get Your Body Moving

You can start exercising when you get free time at work. A healthy body will help to clear up your mind and start fresh. Simply taking a walk around the office is still better than just sitting on your work space all day. Too much sitting is bad for your health, after all.

Article sources:

http://inc-asean.com/editor-picks/4-ways-get-ahead-downtime/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/01/09/10-things-to-do-on-a-slow-day-at-work/#77ba38d0304f

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