Depending on your position, the season of the year, or perhaps your stage in school, downtime can come up. For some, downtime is more regular and for others it is a rare occurrence. Usually there is not a lot of direction given by employers or schools on how to handle your downtime. What do you think of first to get done when you have a break? Downtime can be used to your advantage to either further you in your job or school, or it could simply be a good break from the ordinary. Here are a few ideas to get you started in your downtime.
- Help out a coworker or peer. If you know someone else needs help, reach out and offer your assistance.
- Double check the work you have completed. Make sure all of your work is accurate and that you are submitting your best.
- Organize your work/school space. Dust and clean off your workspace and remove any clutter that may have accumulated.
- Work on a project that you might have put off. There is no better time than now, to tackle what you might have been avoiding.
- Ask your boss or teacher for more work. Why not see if you can get further ahead or perhaps start another side project.
- Take the time to study about a particular subject to benefit your work or school. Use your downtime to further your knowledge about a work or school related interest.
Remember downtime can be a great opportunity to get ahead in your work or studies. Take some of these ideas and prioritize which would benefit you the most and which one(s) you have time for.