At my current internship, I am given full reign to use the computer and any site associated with the world wide web that I want. With that being said, this freedom sometimes gets the best of me and I find myself slipping off task.
When we are given tasks at work to complete that are boring, we tend to slack off when sitting in front of a computer. I found myself the past few weeks spending more time than I should exploring celebrity gossip or looking at all the upcoming Black Friday sales.
While I understand that we all need a release at times, getting too distracted at work can negatively effect your job performance and show your coworkers that you are unable to stay to the task at hand. Instead of letting my distractions get the best of me, I found alternatives to my internet surfing addiction.
If I am feeling distracted and unable to focus now, I get up and take a little walk around my building. Popping my head outside for a minute or two calms and focuses me and allows me to return to my job and resume working. I’m not saying go on a mile walk but give yourself a few moments to chill out and unwind from the less than ideal task at hand.