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Ways To Be Secretly Productive During A Boring Meeting

Get your sly mode on and get something done while being stuck in a boring meeting!

It is hard to stay awake during meetings that have no purpose or at least meetings that don’t apparently need you present. Nevertheless, you have signed up for these useless meetings the moment the company offered you a desirable paycheck. So, you might as well get on with it. However annoying and boring these meetings may seem to you, there are always ways to keep yourself productive but in a fun way during these boring meetings. After all, you don’t HAVE to pay attention to what’s being said. Here are a few ways you can be secretly productive when you are stuck in a boring meeting and have no way of getting out.

Count Your Blessings

Neuroscience studies have shown that counting blessings have the potential of rewiring the brain into being more positive. Use the time in a boring meeting to improve your optimistic side a little. A way to do that is counting your blessings. Brainstorm and note down the things you are grateful for on your pad and this would bring you new perspective and who knows might even make you look at the meeting on a positive note! You can even form a list of the people you need to show your gratitude to and plan the ways in which you can show them your appreciation and gratitude.

Practice Being Zen

Mindfulness is a useful thing to practice during boring meetings. You can use the time you are stuck in your boring meeting to meditate and connect with your body or mind. Just find something, an object and not a person because that would be creepy, to focus on and meditate. Become aware of yourself and feel your presence. Just feeling being in the present would relax your nerves and reduce your stress thereby making you happier, positive and more productive for the rest of the day.

Plan Your To-Do List

Use the time in the boring meeting to chalk out a plan for how you are going to go about your day. It could be your office tasks  or even your personal chores. Jot them down on your notepad and set a plan for each of the tasks on the list. Set goals for yourself and figure out how to achieve them after you get done with the meeting.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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