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12 Quick Things You Can Do When You Have Extra Time At Work

Congrats! You did the thing!

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1. Clean your desk.

A clean desk and a clear mind for the next task at hand.
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A clean desk and a clear mind for the next task at hand.

2. Plan your work for tomorrow.

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This way you'll have even MORE free time tomorrow!

3. Or the next office party.

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Work hard, play hard, baby!

4. Update your business's social media and networking accounts.

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You never know who is going to get in touch.

5. Brainstorm.

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Whether it's for a project or a side hustle, use the extra time to work on your next big thing.

6. Find out the latest tech trend and mess around with it.

It might seem confusing at first, but gaining at least some familiarity with it could give you an edge over your competitors.
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It might seem confusing at first, but gaining at least some familiarity with it could give you an edge over your competitors.

7. Take a walk.

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Not only will this help you stretch your legs, but it will also help clear your mind so you can start fresh on a new task.

8. Finally organize your inbox.

Those dastardly parentheses.
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Those dastardly parentheses.

9. Go through your contact list and call five people you haven't spoken to in a while.

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Best case: a new opportunity. Worst case: a conversation with a human being.

10. Watch an online talk on a subject you've always wanted to learn more about.

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People always talk about TED Talks, but does anybody actually watch them? You do!

11. Read a random article on Wikipedia!

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Expanding your mind means you're more likely to think outside the box!

12. Build a castle out of the objects on your desk and declare yourself its lord!

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Or, you know, just do something to flex your creative muscles to promote critical thinking!

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