Bored at Work? Here's what you can do about it!

It’s not uncommon to feel bored at work. Most of us fall into a routine where one day blends into the next. 

Studies have shown that boredom is an integral part of our daily lives and that it can actually be good for you. Idle time gives you and your brain a chance to rest. That can help boost productivity, improve problem-solving, encourage altruism, and allows you time to reflect and reexamine your goals or set new ones. 

On the other hand, being bored at work is a significant contributor to work-related stress. So it’s essential to pay attention and think about the real reason you are feeling bored. If you're bored most of the time, it could indicate that the job isn't right for you. 

Being bored at work isn’t necessarily a bad thing, though. It can help keep us from becoming stagnant or trapped doing something we don’t want to be doing. Your boredom could be that push you need to make a change – no matter how big or small. Here's what to do if you're bored at work. 

If you find yourself getting bored at work, try cleaning your workspace. Decluttering and getting yourself organized helps you do your job better and is beneficial to your overall mental health.

1. Clean up and Reorganize

When you first got hired, your boss likely bombarded you with the various new hire paperwork associated with your job. And chances are good you only skimmed a lot of it intending to take a better look at it once you settled in.

2. Review Your Employee Paperwork

Staying up to date with your industry is a smart way to give yourself a competitive advantage. It also can help you figure out if you want to continue down this career path or if it’s time for you to make a career change. 

3. Research Your Industry