Three Time Management Hacks For Fighting Boredom At Work

Boredom at work has roots in time management, possibly more so than the content of the work itself. Interspersing boring tasks with more exciting ones will make them more palatable than putting them off until only the boring tasks remain. Tracking when you feel most and least engaged during the day can give you hints on how to distribute tasks to make the most of the times when you are most effective. Finally, seeking additional and more engaging tasks can allow you remain productive while fighting off boredom.

Key Takeaways:

  • Boredom at work can cause negative effects, such as a lost of interest in your job.
  • Identifying the hours in which you are most productive and most bored are important.
  • Changing things up in your personal life, as well as in your work life can decrease boredom.

“But one thing I’ve learned by talking to them–and by reorganizing my own workday–is that on-the-job boredom sometimes isn’t so much a matter of what you do at work as much as when you do it.”

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