March 13, 2016

25 Productive Things To Do When You’re Bored

Are you bored? Don’t waste your time playing Sudoku, surfing the web, or staring blankly at the wall. Turn your boredom into productive time where you are actively boosting your career. Make a serious effort to get things done that will help you be successful in the long run. When you use your time productively, it’s easier to achieve your goals and ultimately it will pay off down the road.

Business woman is bored and yawns in front of laptop

Next time you find yourself bored out of your mind, don’t just sit there twiddling you thumbs. Instead try one of these productive things to do when you’re bored:

  1. Create A Website
  2. Improve Your Portfolio
  3. Edit Your Social Media
  4. Tweak Your LinkedIn Profile
  5. Update Your Resume
  6. Start A Blog
  7. Learn To Code
  8. Organize Your Desk
  9. Make Your Job A Game
  10. Find A Mentor
  11. Make A To-Do List
  12. Take A Break And Go Outside
  13. Plan Your Future Travels
  14. Find New Inspiration
  15. Research Different Jobs
  16. Learn A Language
  17. Determine Your Goals
  18. Brainstorm A Side Business
  19. Read A Book
  20. Learn Something New
  21. Practice Job Interview Questions
  22. Read Up On Industry News
  23. Grow Your Network
  24. Read Job Search and Career Advice On The JobMonkey Blog
  25. Search For Jobs

There are so many productive things to do when you’re bored. Don’t waste your time. Make the most of it by focusing on career boosting activities that will help you achieve your goals.

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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