Ever been somewhere and, while you’re glad to be there, keep thinking you could be more productive elsewhere? Today could have been such a day for me. My oldest daughter had the chance to compete in an area wide Speech competition. There was a lot of sitting around and waiting for her 15 seconds in the sun. However, I discovered there were several opportunities all around me to make the day more interesting.
Here’s five ways to thrive instead of survive a boring day:
1. Connect with Different Types of People.
I’m continually amazed at how different we all are. Even if we are similar stages of life we still have different circumstances. It can actually be refreshing to hear about other people’s lives and, just for a moment, not take yourself so seriously.
2. Explore Your Surroundings.
You’ll be amazed at what you can learn. Some of the most creative ideas we use at RLC have come from other places. Why not look around the curtain, ask for a tour. Many places are proud of their facilities and would love to show you around.
3. Catch Up On Email.
Hello?! You’re stuck there. Why not be productive.
4. Catch Up On Blogs.
What do you use to read your blogs? I like Feedly.
5. Unplug From Your World.
Probably the best thing. Sometimes the best way to get inspiration or figure something out is to back away from it. The phrase really is true… Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees. Turn off your phone and just soak in the nothingness.
Embrace the horror. Just kidding.
Obviously this is what I decided to do with my time.
I’m curious. What do you do when you find your in a similar situation? What do you do when your stuck between appointments or on your child’s field trip and it’s at a low point?
Let me know.